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Shira Hagi Chawan Tea Bowl

Shira Hagi Chawan Tea Bowl

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The simple glaze on this chawan tea bowl is the perfect canvas for Hagi yaki's nanabake process. Over time, the tea and matcha made in the vessel will seek into the porous clay, changing the colour of the bowl slightly. A process that makes each piece entirely unique to its user.

The dimples on each bowl create an effortless grip in your hand. While originally intended for matcha, this bowl is perfect for tea, coffee, or a range of other beverages of your choice. 

Hagi yaki is highly regarded in Japan as a premium choice of teaware. The porous nature of Hagi yaki allows the matcha tea to absorb into the clay, seasoning the vessel for fuller flavour in subsequent brews. This process can also change the colour of the vessel over time, developing a unique bond with its user. After you buy a piece, you still have a lot to look forward to.

Height: 75mm
Width: 100mm
Capacity: 320ml

As each item is handmade, slight size, and colour variations may exist between items.

Handcrafted in Hagi

Perched on a quiet street overlooking a field of rice paddies, Sohei Matsuno's gallery and studio is home to an exquisite array of Hagi yaki styles. Adding a contemporary approach to this traditional form, Matsuno-san's work features glaze colours not traditionally seen in Hagi yaki. Alongside his traditional works, it is not uncommon to find deep ruby reds, bright blues and greens, and even his signature mauve glaze. We had the pleasure of meeting Matsuno-san and learning about his studio on our recent visit to Hagi. Previously his father's studio, home to six working artists, Matsuno-san now works on his own, regularly filling the large studio with students in his ceramic classes. His father's work can still be seen on display in their traditional climbing kiln alongside the studio.


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