Japan KUTANI Matcha Tea Bowl SAKURA
The beautiful Japanese tea cups set is crafted in Kutani, Japan. The bowl has gorgeous sakura cherry blossom paint with soft pink background. This fine piece of art will be eye catching for your dinner table, tea party, Japanese tea ceremony, or interior art.
Tea is the most commonly drunk beverage in Japan and an important part of Japanese food culture. Green tea is the most common type of tea and consumed at any point of the day. Match green tea is also the central element of the Japanese tea ceremony.
The Japanese tea ceremony is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. Zen Buddism was a primary influence in the development of the tea ceremony.
There is many health benefits reported especially due to the fact that the match green tea possesses antioxidant levels a lot higher than other well known source of the antioxidant such as dark chocolate and goji berries. We cannot guarantee the medical impacts of tea drinking, but the tea time definitely give you quality time with family and friends!
The history of Kanazawa Kutani-ware starts in 1807 when ceramist Mokubei Aoki was invited to Kanazawa by the Kaga Clan from Kyoto. After his establishment of a kiln in Mount Kasuga, Kanazawa Kutani-ware developed sporadically, each distinctive period reflecting the atmosphere of the times in which it was produced.
Urbanized and slightly high-graded among the other Kutani-ware, Kanazawa Kutani-ware now is made using electric or gas kiln centering around Kanazawa.
Traditionally, Kutani is known for its bright, five-colored (blue, navy blue, yellow, purple, and red) over-glaze patterns, but today much broader variety of color is used, moreover more ceramists tends to make good use of the soil color itself rather than using the bright colors.
The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It's a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. When the cherry blossom trees bloom for a short time each year in brilliant force, they serve as a visual reminder of how precious and how precarious life is. So, when Japanese people come together to view the cherry blossom trees and marvel at their beauty, they aren't just thinking about the flowers themselves, but also about the larger meaning and deep cultural tradition the cherry blossom tree.
Dimension (tea cups): 3.27 " x 3.27" x 2.91"
Weight: 1.54 lb
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