This hantsutsu-gata Shigaraki-yaki chawan (matcha bowl) features a dark red glazed interior with some of the glaze dripping over the lip onto the unglazed exterior. Made by Kosendo (古仙堂).
Shigaraki-yaki (信楽焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that traditionally comes from the area around Shigaraki town in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The site of one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, pottery has been made in Shigaraki since at least the 12th century, with some saying it started as early as 742 AD. Made from clay taken from around Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake, Shigaraki ware is known for its warm colours, natural aesthetic, and glassy glazes.
12cm (4.7in) - width
8.2cm (3.2in) - height
400ml - capacity
Condition: Very good (has a slight wobble at the base)
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