Tosen Kiln Camellia Kiyomizu Ware Bowl

JPY ¥17,500

The meticulous camellia design, a masterpiece passionately developed by Taniguchi, graces this bowl from Tosen Kiln. Camellias, symbolic of both elegance and the enduring spirit of Japanese culture, are vividly presented. The leaves, seamlessly blending dark and light green shades, instill a sense of harmony. In contrast, the petals, painted with white and red dyes, boast a distinct, raised, and glossy texture, standing out against the delicate hue of the leaves. The expert hands of painters well-versed in Japanese style painting breathe life into this intricate design. Occasionally, the motif finds its place on the inner surface of the bowl, providing a refreshing contrast to the bowl's white interior.

The paintwork, a testament to the deep-rooted knowledge and skill of the craftspeople, showcases their unyielding dedication to the art of Japanese-style painting. Every camellia design is painstakingly hand-painted onto the bowl's unglazed surface, a process demanding immense skill given the absorbent nature of the base. Once painted, the bowl receives a coat of the nami-yu glaze, enhancing its appearance with a transparent and radiant finish over the detailed artwork.

This bowl serves a dual purpose, being perfect as a serving bowl for special occasions or for presenting Japanese confectioneries alongside traditional Japanese tea. Revel in the camellia design both inside and out, allowing your tabletop to reflect the timeless elegance of Kyoto's artistry.

Established in 1868 as a prominent Kiyomizu ware wholesaler in Kyoto, Tosen Kiln remains loyal to its traditional roots. With a unique blend of soil and glaze, the kiln has upheld the methods and unmatched quality associated with Nonomura Ninsei, the esteemed potter recognized for perfecting the art of Kyo ware in the 17th century.


  • Quantity: 1
  • Dimension: 6.2 cm (2.4 in) x 15.5 cm(6.1 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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