Why We Love It
This Matcha Tea Bowl is made of Tokoname clay and has been glazed with off-white and light brown enamel. Its foot is unglazed. The decor is created by adding glaze to the bowl when firing it. Every bowl is unique, as every glaze reacts in a different way, due to its position in the kiln and to the intensity of the fire. This large bowl (matchawan) has an exquisite wabi-sabi feel.
This tea bowl is suitable for any types of matcha, from baking to ceremonial grade, and for hojicha powder.
Why Choose a Matcha Bowl from Tokoname
Tokoname tea bowls are lightweight, resistant, smooth, and particularly easy to use. Green tea enthusiasts swear by the taste that Tokoname clay imparts to the tea. It is said that iron contained in Tokoname clay softens the astringency and adds roundness to Japanese tea.
Tokoname-yaki ware is produced in the area around the town of Tokoname, in Aichi prefecture. It is one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan. The largest teapot production in Japan is manufactured in Tokoname: nowadays, there are numerous kilns in activity, and artisans still pursue traditional techniques.
This matcha tea bowl is handcrafted by Yamadatoen Kiln. Yamadatoen celebrated their 128th anniversary in 2022. To this day their celebrated craftspeople continue to create vessels using ancestral techniques.
Caring For Your Tea Bowl
After use, the tea bowl should be rinsed thoroughly with hot water, which will help it to dry faster.
- Matcha tea bowl
- Handmade in Japan
- Free gift-wrapping in Japanese furoshiki cloth
- As each handmade product is unique, there may be small differences in size, color and pattern from the photographs above.
- Size: ⌀ 5.1” (13cm), height 3.1” (8cm)
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