Shiga Tenmoku Chawan
Meticulously designed for a new perspective of brewing a perfect bowl of Matcha
This Chawan is expertly crafted by a well-renowned multi-disciplinary artisan, Fukuda Hideaki-san from Shigaraki. Hand-crafted to meet the highest standards of form and function, ensuring that you experience the full depth and complexity of your Matcha preparation ritual.
In formal Tea Ceremonies, Tenmoku Chawan is the ideal vessel for Matcha preparation In the summertime. Its open, wider upper rim facilitates better air circulation, which helps to cool down the hot matcha and create a more refreshing drinking experience. With its elegant and refined design, our Chawan is perfect for casual and formal occasions.
The Tenmoku Chawan has a rich history that dates back to the Japanese monks who visited the Buddhist temples of Tian Mu Mountain in China during the Song Dynasty. They were captivated by the beauty and craftsmanship of the Chinese tea bowls and brought them back to Japan, naming them Tenmoku after the mountain where they were discovered. Despite being initially from China, these bowls have become an integral part of Japanese tea culture, where they are revered for their formal and ceremonial qualities.
Experience the artistry and tradition of Matcha preparation with this contemporary Tenmoku style Chawan. Carefully crafted is the perfect vessel for your Matcha brewing ritual.
About the artisan:
Fukuda Hideaki and his wife Atsuko are the proud owners of the multi-disciplinary tableware design studio SOHDO, founded over 50 years ago in Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture. They specialise in crafting and designing Shigaraki-yaki style ceramics and refined stainless steel tableware with the desire to enrich people's lives with designs that match their future owners and their lifestyles.
Materials: Clay, food-safe/lead-free glaze
Dimensions: Height 2.5" / Diameter 5"
Colour: Dark grey / Silver specs
Origin: Shigaraki, Shiga, Japan
Artisan: Fukuda Hideaki
Care: Wash by hand with a neutral soap, and dry immediately. Because of its handmade nature, this bowl is not microwave, oven, or dishwasher safe.