Japanese Matcha Bowl - 定一桶谷 Teiichi Oketani - Black Hare's Fur Glazed Tenmoku-gata Kyo-yaki Chawan - 200ml
This tenmoku-gata Kyo-yaki chawan (matcha bowl) features a black glaze with a hare's fur, nogime drip effect on the front and a fukurin (metal-banded lip).
The term 'tenmoku' can refer to two things: the shape of a bowl, i.e. conical with a finger groove and flare at the lip; and a dark high-iron glaze that can produces various beautiful effects under the right firing conditions.
Both of these originated in Jian ware from Song dynasty China, where the dark colour of the glaze was praised for the way it contrasts nicely with the froth of whisked tea.
Made by Teiichi Oketani (定一桶谷).
Kyo-yaki (京焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that traditionally comes from Kyoto, Japan. The pottery traditions of Kyoto date back to the 5th century and are varied in their styles.
13cm (5.1in) - width
6.7cm (2.6in) - height
200ml - capacity
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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