A pocket sized (kaichu-chawan; 懐中茶碗) tea bowl finished in a rough brownish “irabo” glaze. The bowl is inscribed with the character for ‘kotobuki’ (寿) which is a wish for good luck and prosperity in life.
This bowl is a perfect fit to carry along when traveling and have your bowl of matcha outdoors or at the inn. And it is also the perfect companion when enjoying brewed leaf tea, brewing the tea directly in the bowl, or drinking the brewed tea simply out of the bowl.
The characters used are old variations of the original Chinese characters used to write the words.
Of the character ‘kotobuki’ (寿) there conventionally are 100 different ways of writing that can be chosen from.
Here the artist has chosen a handful of variations to calligraph onto the utensils randomly through each other.
Contains: 1x pocket tea bowl
Bowl size: H5cm x D11.5;
Packaging: cardboard box
Daisuke Watanabe Profile
Born in 1989, he is a young and aspiring potter active in Kyoto. Despite his age he has already found a clear focus and desire to crafts his own unique style of ceramics. His pieces can be easily distinguished when put together with pieces from other artists. His choice to inscribe his works with the characters for happiness and prosperity and luck is a strong indication of his desire to make a difference in today’s world by sharing his art with as many people possible, and simultaneously conveying his wish for them to live joyful happy lives.