Tosen Kiln Sakura Kiyomizu Ware Matcha Whisk Holder

JPY ¥12,500

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Featuring the distinctive nami-yu glaze, which is made from the ashes of the Kyoto forest, this matcha whisk holder from Tosen Kiln showcases the serene image of graceful weeping sakura, cherry blossoms of Gion, Kyoto. The holder is enveloped in a yellowish cream-white base color, reminiscent of Kiyomizu ware's natural beauty. Its rounded shape adds a touch of softness to the detailed depiction of cherry blossoms. 

A matcha whisk holder is a traditional tool for maintaining the shape of a chasen, matcha whisk. By using this holder, you can ensure the bristles of your matcha whisk dry properly, preserving its shape and durability. The design beautifully integrates functionality with the elegance of Japanese tradition, allowing you to enjoy the essence of Kyoto's cherry blossoms with each use.

As bamboo has a tendency to straighten easily, you can preserve the shape of your matcha whisk by using this holder. After using the whisk, rinse it in water and gently place it on the holder.

The paintwork, carried out by artisans with in-depth knowledge of Japanese-style painting, displays creativity and skillful techniques. The cherry blossoms are hand-painted one by one on the unglazed surface of this holder. This delicate process requires a tremendous amount of skill due to the highly absorbent nature of the base material. 

Founded in 1868 as a Kiyomizu ware wholesaler in Kyoto, Tosen Kiln uses its own blend of soil and glaze, preserving the methods and quality of the works of Nonomura Ninsei, the renowned potter who is said to have established the art of Kyo ware in the 17th century. 


  • Dimension: L 7.0 cm(2.8 in) x H 8.4 cm(3.3 in)
  • Material: Stoneware
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Kiyomizu Ware
  • Brand: Tosen Kiln


    Tosen Kiln introduces the traditional techniques of Kiyomizu ware through their delicate hand painting and modeling styles.

    The intricate paintings breathe warmth and beauty into their pieces and tell stories of the diligence needed to create them.

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    ABOUT Kyo Ware and Kiyomizu Ware

    "Emblematic Pottery Flourishes in the Old Capital of Japan"

    Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware is one of Kyoto's representative crafts. Its a traditional craft designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, named Kyo-yaki or Kiyomizu-yaki in Japanese.

    There is no specific style, and all pottery techniques from various regions of Japan are used. Another characteristic of Kyo ware is that all processes, such as pottery wheel turning and painting, are done by hand. With a history that has developed along with traditional culture, Kyo ware is characterized by delicate painting and excellent modeling skills, resulting in ceramics of great elegance and highly pictorial qualities. Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware were designated as traditional crafts by the Japanese government in 1977 and are very popular for its artistic quality.

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