This Kyo-yaki tenmoku chawan (matcha bowl) features a deep black tenmoku glaze with a subtle nogime (hare's fur) drip effect on the front and a fukurin (metal-banded lip). Made by Izumiyama Kiln (泉山窯).
The term 'tenmoku' (天目) 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 produce various beautiful effects under the right firing conditions. Both of these originated in Jian ware from Fujian during the Song dynasty (960-1279) in China, where the dark colour of the glaze was praised for the way it contrasts nicely with the froth of whisked tea.
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.
12.8cm (5in) - width
6.7cm (2.6in) - height
200ml - capacity
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