TANAKA TOUBOU RABBIT AND MOON KYO WARE MATCHA BOWL CHAWAN
¥17,500

Tanaka Toubou Rabbit and Moon Kyo Ware Matcha Bowl Chawan

JPY ¥17,500

This matcha bowl chawan is adorned with two rabbits cuddled under a full moon, further embellished with autumnal plants.

The size of the matcha bowl chawan is perfect for cradling with both hands, allowing the gentle warmth of the matcha to seep through the bowl into your palms gradually. Preparing matcha tea in this handcrafted matcha bowl is sure to foster a sense of calm and relaxation, further enhanced by the rich aroma of the matcha itself.

The designs are hand painted by an artisan at Tanaka Toubou one by one which is a characteristic of Kyo ware. These lovely rabbits are elegantly drawn in a vivid white outlined in exquisite gold paint.  

At the foot of "Fushimi Inari Taisha" Shrine, Tanaka Toubou has been open for 35 years. The artisans at Tanaka Toubou, Nobuo, and Michiko Tanaka specialize in creating unique tea ceremony utensils and daily-use tableware.

Nobuo principally creates glazed ware with a black tenmoku glaze that includes at least five percent iron. Meanwhile, Michiko's works capture the essence of each season along with gentle depictions of plants and animals, which connect emotionally to those who admire them.

PRODUCT DETAIL

  • DimensionD 11.7 cm (4.6 in) x H 7.7 cm (3.4 in)
  • Capacity: 370 ml (12.5 oz)
  • Material: Stoneware 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Kyo ware
  • Brand: Tanaka Toubou

ABOUT TANAKA TOUBOU

At the foot of "Fushimi Inari Taisha" Shrine, the kiln of the crafting artisans Nobuo and Michiko Tanaka has been open for 35 years. They specialize in creating unique tea ceremony utensils and daily-use tablewares.

Nobuo principally creates glazed ware with a black "tenmoku" glaze that includes at least five percent iron. Meanwhile, Michiko's works capture the essence of each season along with gentle depictions of plants and animals which gives an emotional connection to those who admire 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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