This Mino-yaki hantsutsu-gata Shino chawan (matcha bowl) features a textured shino glaze decorated with an iron underglaze. The pinhole texture is typical of Shino ware and is called suana or yuzuhada.
Made by Katou Hideyama (加藤秀山). Ships with original tomobako (wooden paulownia box).
First appearing during the tea ceremony craze of the Momoyama Period in the 16th century, Shino ware or Shino-yaki was an instant hit, being the first white glaze produced in Japan. Its white surface served as a blank canvas, allowing artisans to paint decorations on bowls, which was previously quite rare for pottery produced in Japan. Unlike the the smooth porcelain of China, Shino glazed pieces often have a surface that is textured with pinholes, called 'suana' (nest holes) or 'yuzuhada' (yuzu skin) in Japanese. Declining in popularity in the Edo period, Shino ware has since seen a revival and is one of the most recognisable glazes from Japan, and can now be found in orange, pink, and blue, in addition to the classic white.
Mino-yaki (美濃焼,) is a type of Japanese pottery produced in Mino Province in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Since the introduction of mass production in the Meiji period (1868–1912), Mino ware accounts for around 50% of Japanese pottery produced today.
12.5cm (4.9in) - width
8.4cm (3.3in) - height
350ml - capacity
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