This aquatic chawan (matcha bowl) is made from Hanshi, a warm beige-orange clay local to Shirakawa and Oriiyama in Uji said to resemble the morning sun (hence the name Asahi), and features a smooth glaze decorated with fish.
This piece was made by Asahi-yaki (朝日焼), a world-renowned pottery workshop in Uji (near Kyoto) that dates back 16 generations and was founded over 400 years ago. While today they make a variety of high-quality ceramics, they were founded solely to perfect teaware for use in Japanese tea ceremonies. Today, the kiln is run by 15th generation potter Housai Matsubayashi and his son Yuusuke.
13.4cm (5.3in) - width
7.7cm (3in) - height
300ml - capacity
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