HAGI Japanese Matcha Tea Bowl Kairagi for Tea Ceremony
Enjoy this Hagi beautiful Matcha Bowl, perfect for using to make Japanese Matcha green tea or for simply sipping your tea from. The bowl (also called a "chawan") is handmade in Japan and reflects the notion that every tea artifact should be appreciated for its form and texture. The Hagi Kairagi Matcha Bowl will become one of your favorite tea vessels with its rustic, but spirited appeal.
The charms of Hagi ware's rough clay and rich, pockmarked surfaces, laced with cracks in the glaze, take on character and deeper tones with age and use. Its blushing, soft reddish and creamy white glazes, displaying the voluptuous warmth of living flesh, are often described in feminine terms.
In general, Hagi Yaki is not loudly decorated, and the simplicity of its materials and glazes are one of its strong points. The softness of Hagi Yaki means that it not only looks pleasant, but also feels that way too. And its low conductivity means it maintains the heat of foods and drinks such as hot tea, without itself becoming too hot.
Hagi yaki ware usually contains cracks, known as 'Kannyu', in its foundation. This gives it different properties of ventilation and water permeability to porcelain.
This type of Hagi yaki is called Kairagi that is written as plum tree skin in Japanese. As the name implies the surface of the bowl looks like old plum tree skins featuring a new variation on the popular kairagi pattern. Kairagi makes use of "faults" such as contractions and cracks in the glaze. Tea ceremony practitioners saw the implicit beauty in the unevenness, and as a result this aspect of craft and culture developed.
Specially packaged in a wooden box.
Please read How to Care Hagi Ware.
All our items are handmade individually, so color, shape and size may vary slightly.
Dimensions: 5.51 " x 5.51" x 3.15 "
Weight: 0.82 lb
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