This hantsutsu-gata raku chawan (matcha bowl) features a light red glaze with a patch of deep black, and is decorated with a floral motif.
Like all raku chawan, this bowls was handbuilt rather than thrown on a wheel. Handbuilding (or handforming, called tebineri (手びねり) in Japanese) refers to pottery made by hand either through coiling or carving, which leaves subtle imperfections from the idealised circular form. The gentle unevenness and asymmetry that results gives Raku chawan a warm, organic feel, exuding the Japanese spirit of wabi-sabi. Glazed in simple black or red, and made roughly cylindrical in shape, these bowls captured the essence of Rikyu’s pared-down style of tea and marked the dawn of a new age in aesthetics, dictated for the first time by domestic Japanese wares rather than imported goods. without the use of a high-speed pottery wheel (instead using a low-speed hand spun wheel).
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.
11.5cm (4.5in) - width
8.4cm (3.3in) - height
400ml - capacity
Condition: Like new
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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