Tezumi InsightsWhat elevates a bowl from an everyday object to the lofty heights of a chawan? The answer is simple: the act of preparing and drinking tea from it. In this sense any bowl can become a chawan, as long as one can whisk tea in it and drink from it. The more important question then, is what makes a bowl a good chawan? Why do tea enthusiasts and ceremony practitioners spend dozens, hundreds, even thousands on chawan when a simple soup bowl could suffice? Let’s take a brief look at the design and history of these bowls to find out why they are so treasured.
This balanced Okumidori sencha from Chajin is a delightful taste of spring and is a solid example of the classic Shizuoka style.
While Tokoname-yaki is famous for its iconic brick-red unglazed teapots, there is so much more to this ancient pottery town.