Hanazume Kutani Matcha Bowl Chawan
The matcha bowl "chawan" is beautifully adorned by delicate Hanazume style, meaning filled with flowers, one of the most notable design of Kutani ware which has been handed down the Taisho period (1912–26).
Filled with colorful flowers all over the body with gold trimming, it has a timeless elegance and sophistication.
The dimple in the body of the bowl is made to fit your fingers comfortably, and the thin and smooth rim enhances the taste of matcha green tea.
The unique elegance and class of this Kutani Matcha bowl is suitable for traditional tea ceremonies, while at the same time providing a luxurious tea time at home.
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- Dimension: D12cm(4.7in) H7.7cm(3.4in)
- Capacity: 370ml(12.5oz)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
Origin: Made in Japan
Hanazume is a traditional technique of Kutani Ware. This style was introduced in 1913 by Shiro Mizuta, a skillful craftsman in Kanazawa. A flower decoration covers the entire surface, and outlines are painted in gold. This style is representative of gorgeous Kutani-ware.
About kutani ware
Kutani ware is a type of pottery produced in the Kaga region of Ishikawa Prefecture and it has a history of over 350 years.
It is characterized by the heavy brilliance of the five colors of green, yellow, red, purple, and navy blue that are applied to the bold and daring lines.
Its long history has evolved through the tireless efforts and enthusiasm of people who have sought innovation while maintaining tradition.
In the early 1700s, the Kutani kilns were closed, but about 80 years later they were opened and Kutani ware was revived.
The beauty of the various styles and methods of painting is known as "Japan Kutani" and is highly regarded around the world.