This Kyo-yaki matcha tea bowl (Matchawan) is handmade by a Kyo-yaki artisan potter Yumi Tanaka. The beautiful, unique colors and patterns are created by her masterful use of glazes.
Type: Kyo-yaki (Kyo ware) / Kiyomizu-yaki (Kiyomizu ware): Kyo-yaki is the general term for the pottery produced in Kyoto. Kiyomizu-yaki originally referred to a type of Kyo-yaki made in the Gojozaka district near Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto. Today, Kiyomizu-yaki refers to all potteries made in Kyoto.
Pottery production in Kyoto began to flourish as the art of the tea ceremony, and it became more popular in the 16th century. In the 17th century, master craftsmen Ninsei Nonomura and Kenzan Ogata laid the foundations for what is today known as Kyo-yaki/Kiyomizu-yaki with sophisticated designs and techniques.
Kiln: Unka kiln
Size: D 12.5 cm / 4.92 in x H 7 cm / 2.76 in
Volume: 350 ml / 11.83 oz
Weight: 202 g / 0.45 lb
Place of Origin: Handcrafted in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Note: Each piece has a unique irregular shape. Actual color may vary from picture due to screen settings.