Matcha Bowl • Hoshi Chawan

$80.00

GIFU, JAPAN

  • Ceramic
  • Brown clay with glossy black glaze
  • Mino Yaki/ Mino Ware
  • Yuteki Tenmoku (“oil-spots”) glaze
  • 120mm x 75mm
  • 450mL capacity

 

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Description

The Hoshi Chawan is a matcha bowl in the Mino-yaki ceramic style crafted in Gifu, Japan. This tea bowl is made from brown clay with a glossy black glaze. Silver spots appear against the jet-black background, like stars in the night sky. This inspired the name “hoshi” or star in Japanese. The thick high walls of this chawan help to keep matcha warm. This bowl highlights the vibrant green colour of our organic ceremonial matcha.

About the Craft/Artisan

Mino Yaki or Mino Ware is a kind of ceramic produced in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Mino Yaki is the oldest form of pottery in Japan, originating in the 7th century. Mino Ware does not maintain a single style. Rather, it includes 15 variations, all of which are designated as traditional Japanese crafts. By the Showa period (1926-1988) Mino became the pottery of greatest production in Japan. This is due to its prestige as well as new technology/techniques that enabled high-quality production at higher volumes.

The Yuteki Tenmoku glazing technique originated in China during the Song dynasty (1127–1279) and arrived in Japan via travelling monks who brought pieces back. The name “Yuteki” describes the “oil-spots” that form on the glaze. Many factors influence how these crystals form within the glaze including the length of the firing process and the mineral content of the glaze. Tenmoku holds an honoured position in the history and practice of the Japanese Way of Tea.

Care Instructions

Hand wash with warm water.

Shipping

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