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Japanese Kuro Raku Pottery Tea Bowl

This tea bowl was made approximately 30-40 years ago. The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom of the bowl and the signature is painted on the original storage box that is included.

  • Dimensions: approx 11.5 cm dia x 7.5 cm height

About Raku Pottery: Raku ware was originally produced for the tea ceremony in the era of Sen no Rikyū, also known as the great master of Wabi-cha.  These pieces are traditionally characterised by being hand-shaped using the "Tezukune" technique rather than being wheel-thrown. In the traditional Japanese process, the fired raku piece is removed from the kiln while still red hot and is allowed to cool in the open air. Raku ware chawan have been designed to sit perfectly in the tea makers hands, the inside of the bowl is created with consideration to be able to whisk the tea beautifully and the rim of the bowl is undulating to be able to secure the tea scoop (chashaku) and whisk (chasen) as well as to feel pleasant against the drinkers lip.

 

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