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diameter: 4.52inch (11.5cm) height: 3.15inch (8cm) weight: 10.93oz (310g)
Made by Shouraku Sasaki at Shouraku Kiln.
Shouraku Kiln, opened in 1903, is one of the most traditional Raku Yaki Kilns in Kyoto. Shouraku Sasaki is the third generation of family artisans at the kiln.
This is one of the best quality and most elegant Matcha bowls in Japan, which creates an atmosphere that attracts every viewer.
Your eye will immediately focus on the side of this piece where the glaze flows down from the rim in a very WABI- SABI style. The waved pattern of dripped-down glaze takes advantage of the property of different fusing points of several glazes. Glaze for Raku Yaki flows quickly and easily, so it is not easy to control where it flows. The edge of the waved pattern is slightly white, which purposely shows some constituents of KAMOGAWA stone (*).
Your eye will also focus on the bottom of the bowl, on which the earthen surface appears. It is one of a handful of places on which the artisan is able to express his identity on Raku Yaki. The earthen surface is finished with a rough-texture in order to create the WABI-SABI atmosphere. To create this unique texture, some efforts and techniques are required, for example unique innovations of clay blending and shaping.
Enormous techniques, developments, time and devotion of Shouraku Sasaki went into creating this work of art, which was inspired by Chohjiro and Rikyu Sen over 400 years ago. Once you see or touch this item, you can't help but stare for a while.
The black glaze of Raku Yaki is made from the rare and precious KAMOGAWA stone, found only in the Kamogawa River, which flows through the city of Kyoto. Of course, the glaze of this KURO CHAWAN is made from KAMOGAWA stone.
Specially packaged in a wooden box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.