Authentic hand-crafted chawan tea bowl suitable for Japanese matcha tea. This tea bowl was fired in a wood-kiln to bring out an interesting play of colors that developed in its glaze due to oxidation in the glaze through the high and variable heat in the kiln. The wood-kiln brings out a more varied and interesting pattern on the surface of the bowl. The blue hue and several blue-green areas, as well as spots of brown and red on the surface are a result of the interaction between the tenmoku glaze the potter used and the fire, in addition to his regular white akahata glaze.
The potter uses the Akahata white glaze on a reddish soil to bring out this beautiful glossy white surface. With use over time the glaze will start to show a craquelure which will add to the flavor of the teapot and its expression.
Contains: 1x chawan tea bowl
Tea pot size: H7cm x W11.5cm x D11cm;
Packaging: standard wrapping
Munehiro Nakao Profile
Born in 1980 in Nara prefecture.
Graduated from Kyoto Prefectural Ceramists’ Technical Institute.
Worked under Masaaki Inomata at the Bizen-ware Saizōbō kiln as an apprentice for 5 years.
Worked under Ōshio Shōzan at the Akahata-ware Shōzan kiln as an apprentice for 5 years.
Started his own kiln under the name Tsukitachi-kama in Ikoma, Nara in 2013.
Moved the location of his kiln to Heguri in Nara in 2018.