KOBIKI (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

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

diameter: 4.92inch (12.5cm) height: 3.35inch (8.5cm), standard matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Masakazu Hohki at Hohki Kiln

This Matcha bowl has outstanding value for the experienced tea masters or connoisseurs because this work is in compliance with the strict rules of tea ceremony schools while at the same time, capturing a feeling of warmth and simplicity.

This Matcha bowl is one of the most traditional and standard called KOBIKI CHAWAN. KOBIKI is coated with glaze made from clay coloring white.

First features of this bowl is GOHONDE colorful patches of orange on surface of inside or outside. It is a traditional technique of KOBIKI glaze that adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is so different in each work.

Unevenness of white color KOBIKI glaze coating created WABI SABI atmosphere. Brownish gray color base glaze and brown color of soil appears thought uneven KOBIKI glaze.

Third of features is horizontal undular convexoconcave, which is a pattern created in shaping by turning wheel. It is not only pleasing viewer’s eyes but also making you comfortable when you handle this Matcha Bowls. You will certainly be amazed with the comfort of touching feeling.

Considering the quality, this Matcha bowl is extremely reasonable in price. Once you try, you will certainly understand why this has received reputation from tea ceremony schools.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
Free shipping on all tea ware items!
(Please note that each piece is unique due to the techniques employed by the artisan. There are natural variations in each piece.)




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Masakazu Hohki

Masakazu Hohki was born in Kyoto in 1954. His father is Seizan Hohki 4th at Seizan Kiln. Seizan Kiln is known as kiln which is good at traditional works like KOBIKI, HAKEME, MISHIMA and other traditional techniques.
Masakazu Hohki opened Hohki kiln in 1997 in order to not only follow traditional technique but also develop his original modern work style. He also has now almost succeeded all works of Seizan Kiln. He won some awards since 1991 and his work style combined traditional technique and modern sensibility is highly evaluated.


- 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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