This Japanese stoneware chawan is part of the Hagi-yaki pottery family.
Originally created in the town of Hagi, located in Yamaguchi prefecture, this pottery is characterized by the softness of its clay, its low-temperature firing, the simplicity of its shapes and a delicate glaze revealing the color of the clay.
These ceramics are particularly appreciated by tea and sake enthusiasts, as the liquid gently seeps into the glaze and tints it as it is used, revealing the traces of use. The pottery also retains heat well, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your drink.
Hagi pottery stems from a great pottery tradition that goes back over 360 years.
This bowl has a wan-nari shape and a wari-kodai foot.
You’ll receive it in a wooden box known as a tomobako. It is created at the same time as the ceramics, and its description is inscribed on the lid. Chawan in their original tomobako are the most desirable.
Accidentally broken, I restored it using traditional Japanese lacquer, called Urushi, and 24-carat gold.
You can reuse this bowl to drink your favorite tea, or simply keep it as an object to admire.
It measures 12 cm in diameter and 8 cm in height.
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