KYO MOMIJI (handcrafted Matcha Bowl)

This is limited edition only available in autumn and winter season.

diameter: 4.92inch (12.5cm) height: 3.15inch (8cm), standard matcha bowl size
Traditional Kyo-Yaki (Kyoto Style)
Made by Shunzan Mori at Shunzan Kiln

This Matcha bowl is graceful and dignified. The combination of the elegant gold painting and the quaint and charming clay is unique. MOMIJI means autumn red leaves in Japanese. They are a well-loved symbol of autumn, like the SAKURA national flower of Japan is a symbol of spring. The refined beauty of MOMIJI is well expressed on this Matcha bowl. The contrast of maple leaves in both deep and light colors, suggests that the maple leaves are at the height of their autumn glory.

Three different colors of MOMIJI are painted inside and outside of the Matcha bowl. At first, black MOMIJI are painted using iron glaze and then after firing, other red color MOMIJI are painted.

This Matcha bowl is the traditional standard Kyo Yaki shape. However, the artisan Shunzan Mori has added a few special touches, such as linear patterns carved on the side and a spiral on the lowest point of the bowl inside. The base is carefully carved to a unique shape. He also applies iron glaze at the rim of the bowl to tighten the design. It is called KUCHIBENI (lipstick) or KUCHISABI. They all bring a gentle accent to the atmosphere.

Colorful patches and ring of orange are called GOHONDE, a traditional technique that adds warmth to the atmosphere of the work. It is impossible to fully control the contrasting density of GOHONDE, so that GOHONDE is a little different in each work.

This Matcha bowl brings the cheerful feeling of walking through autumn leaves. The bright gorgeous colored MOMIJI and GOHONDE techniques create a warm atmosphere yet also evoke the brisk autumn air in Japan. It will certainly add joy to your green moment.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.



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Shunzan Mori

Shunzan Mori is the third Shunzan. He was born in Kyoto in 1958. He succeeded the third Shunzan after working at Yoshiya kiln for 6 years. He is well-known for bringing out the primary features of clay and creating beautiful flowers of the four seasons. Shunzan has a great respect for artist Kenzan Ogata (1663-1743) who was one of the first to paint four seasons flowers on pottery in Japan.
Shunzan Mori continuously strives to develop unique techniques. His graceful flowers painted on unique ceramic art consistently receives high evaluations.


- 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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