Kousai Kiln Playful Cat Hasami Japanese Rice Bowl

JPY ¥6,800

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Enjoy eating rice from this cute rice bowl designed with a playful cat from Kousai Kiln.

This charmingly designed rice bowl is handmade combining the Shigaraki style yakishime (high-fired unglazed ceramics) and the traditional somenishiki, a technique where a product is first glazed with white and blue patterns and then is further decorated with detailed hand-painted drawings. Stoneware items are rarely seen in Hasami Ware. Items from Kousai Kiln are popular for their unique style and designs on the rustic texture of stoneware.

The face of the cat and traditional Japanese patterns are coated with a smooth glaze and the remaining surface retains its coarse and rustic stoneware texture. The curled up cat's ears peek out from the rice bowl and its tail is neatly painted on the back side of the bowl. Find the cat's small little paws on the foot of the bowl. 

Enjoy the different traditional Japanese patterns painted on the rice bowl; the hemp leaf pattern in red, the seigaiha ocean wave pattern in Indigo blue, the shippou interlocking circular patterns in green and the jimon (a design used for kimono fabric) pattern in blue. 

This rice bowl can be enjoyed by adults as well as children. Group this rice bowl with the matching cup and plate to make a full set with the "Playful Cat" motif. 

Kousai Kiln is owned by Umeno Hirohiko, an artisan engaged in pottery making in Hasami-cho, Nagasaki Prefecture. He trained at a Kiyomizu ware kiln in Kyoto City and opened his own kiln in Mt. Nakao in 1991. He produces unique handmade pottery adorned with handpainted designs.


  • Dimension: D 11.5 cm (4.5 in) H 7 cm (2.8 in)
  • Material: Stoneware 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Hasami Ware
  • Brand: Kousai Kiln



Kousai Kiln

Kousai Kiln is owned by Mr. Hirohiko Umeno, a potter engaged in pottery making in Hasami-cho, Nagasaki Prefecture. He trained at a Kiyomizu ware kiln in Kyoto City and opened his own kiln in Mt. Nakao in 1991. He produces unique pottery based on handmade and hand-painted techniques. Combining Shigaraki style "Yakishime(high-fired unglazed ceramics)" and traditional "Some-nishiki", his unique style is popular for its fusion of stoneware, which is relatively rare for Hasami ware, and the elegance of Kyo ware style. The unique motifs of the pottery, such as depictions of plants like flowers and grapes, and animals like cats and rabbits, make it fun to choose from a wide variety of pieces.

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About HASAMI ware

Hasami ware is a type of pottery produced in the vicinity of Hasami-cho, located in the north central part of Nagasaki Prefecture, with a history of over 400 years. One of the characteristics of Hasami ware is that there is no fixed technique, so it is possible to make pottery that fits the times. For this reason, Hasami ware comes in a variety of shapes, both large and small, and has a rich variety of designs. Because of the variety of expressions, Hasami ware is loved by people of all ages and genders.

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Beautiful Bowl!

Beautiful bowl that puts a smile on my face each time I use it!



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