This is limited edition only available in autumn and winter season.
diameter: 4.72inch (12cm) height: 2.95inch (7.5cm), standard Matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Jyozan Katoh at Jyozan Kiln
This Matcha Bowl is graceful and dignified. The combination of the paintings of camellia flowers and the decoration of gold brings an extremely elegant atmosphere. NINSEI of this name means Ninsei Nonomura who developed the Kyo-Yaki style in the early 17th century.
TSUBAKI means camellia flowers in Japanese. Camellia flowers are one of the most traditional, cherished flowers of Japan, especially prized in tea ceremony. The beauty of each camellia flower is well expressed on this Matcha bowl. The colors are vivid and elegant, and TSUBAKI camellia flowers are drawn splendidly to cover the surface over the entire outside and upper inside of the bowl, as if they burst forth in full bloom from the bowl.
The garnishes put gorgeously and abundantly among each TSUBAKI camellia flowers by gold pigment and contour lines of TSUBAKI and the rim of the bowl colored in gold
add to the elegance of this Matcha bowl.
The artist Jyozan Katoh has created a bold and dynamic composition of the Camellia flower TSUBAKI. It is usually very difficult to finish such a bold and dynamic composition elegantly. This composition is not only dynamic but quite delicate.
It is said that Mr. Katoh's traditional paintings of SANSUI landscape, KACHOFUGETSU beauty of nature, auspicious symbols motif, and so on, succeed the quintessence of the four masters Ninsei Nonomura (circa 17th century) and Kenzan Ogata (1663 -1743) who helped to create Kyo Yaki style in the early 17th century, along with Kohrin Ogata (1658 - 1716) and Kohetsu Honami (1558 - 1637) who advanced Japanese painting in the 17th century.
Ninsei Nonomura's masterpieces are characterized by splendid and delicate painting, efficiently using golden color, on its graceful and subtle white surface. Therefore, the graceful and subtle white bowls are called NINSEI-KIJI in Kyo-Yaki works. The color of this bowl is slightly yellow which is called KI (yellow) NINSEI-KIJI in the pottery industry and the slightly yellow color brings out the luxury of this bowl.
The contrast between TSUBAKI camellia flowers painted with red, blue and green colors and the subtle golden yellow background of this bowl evokes a graceful and gorgeous atmosphere.
The base of this Matcha bowl is carefully and elaborately scraped away, which is proof of the highest grade Matcha bowl.
His works, which are all graceful and dignified, are visually captivating to viewers. Needless to say, Matcha served in this special bowl will profoundly enrich your heart.
Specially packaged in a wooden box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.