Japanese Matcha Bowl - Shigaraki-yaki Gohonte Wan-nari Chawan - Nishio Kashu

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This Shigaraki-yaki wan-nari chawan (matcha bowl) features a thin grey glaze over orange stoneware, with a spotted parted called 'gohonte' which allows some of the clay's warmth to shine through the glaze in warm pink and rust-coloured patches and evoking the styles normally associated with Hagi-yaki. The bowl is also decorated with hakeme (brush stroke) made in white slip. This chawan was made by 西尾香舟 (Nishio Kashu).

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.

Dimensions:

12.3cm (4.8in) - width
7.6cm (3in) - height
425ml - capacity

Condition: Very good (minor chips in the glaze along the rim, please see photos)

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