GEPPAKUYU (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

This is limited edition only available in spring and summer season.

diameter: 4.53inch (11.5cm) height: 3.35inch (8.5cm), standard matcha bowl size
Sophisticated Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Shigeo Takemura at Dainichi Kiln

This Matcha Bowl has a tranquil, elegant, and a little cute atmosphere, and when held in both hands, creates a calming effect. Matcha Bowl having such character is quite rare, but sought after. This is a sister work with UME HAI YU Matcha Bowl made by Shigeo Takemura.

The round form like globe is unique. The size is just a little taller and shorter diameter, though each difference is just 0.5cm or 1.0cm (0.2inch or 0.4inch). When you hold it in both hands, it fits completely and has an inexplicable calming effect.
The bowl feels soft and warm to the touch. The base has been carefully carved by hand.

GEPPAKUYU of this name means White Moon Glaze in Japanese. It expresses the certain glaze, which is white turbid blue color glaze. GEPPAKUYU, white moon glaze is named because the white turbid blue color looks like moon light. The blue color is created by reduction firing of iron constituent in the glaze. Unique white turbidity color is brought by hydrated silica.

Bottom of inside is not coated the GEPPAKUYU glaze. And middle to bottom of side is coated thinly the glaze, so horizontal undular convexoconcave, which is a pattern created in shaping by turning wheel, appears through the glaze. They create certain atmosphere.

There is a projection at the center of the base, which is created by a traditional technique called Tokin Kabuto. It is usually created only with the highest grade Matcha bowl.

The unique GEPPAKUYU glaze matches well with the global form, which brings an elegant and cute atmosphere. Would you hold this Matcha bowls in your hands? This will certainly calm your mind and body.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
(Please note that this work is a little different in each work because of features of this work.)




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Shigeo Takemura

Shigeo Takemura was born in Kyoto in 1953. In 1980, he opened Dainich Kiln after working under Morinobu Kimura for 8 years. Morinobu Kimura is the past master designated as important intangible cultural heritage by Kyoto prefecture.
Shigeo Takemura is especially good at ash glaze. He won the award of the traditional craft competition, and many other awards. His original ash glazes and his works are high evaluation from not only customers but also the ceramic industry.


- It is best to wash this item using only tepid water or mild chlorine-free dish washing detergent.
- If necessary, you may occasionally use a chlorine detergent.
- Do not sterilize by boiling, or in a dish washing machine.

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