Shigaraki Ware Dragon and Sand Tea Bowl by Shimada Kiln

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Shimada Kiln Dragon and Sand Tea Bowl 

The earthy texture with randomized firing glaze effects is the signature Shigaraki-yaki wabi-sabi-suki emphasis on finding beauty in simplicity, humility, and intense appreciation of the immediate experience.

This traditional tea bowl has the stunningly beautiful white glaze with naturally occurred ash glaze as a result of firing in the kiln. As a handmade object, each bowl varies slightly in glaze, shape, and tone, expressing the essence and intention of true wabi-sabi beauty. The bowl can also be used to serve other kinds of drinks, dessert, etc.

The true one-of-a-kind artisan creation.

Dimension: About D 11 x H 8cm

Capacity 500 ml

Weight: 350 g

Country of manufacture: Japan

Material component: Pottery

Package: Individual Gift Box

Made in Koka, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Hechimon - Artisan Collection from Shigaraki

Marui Seito is a third-generation Shigaraki-yaki (Shigaraki ware) producer based in the town of Shigaraki in Shiga Prefecture. At Marui Seito, their craftsmen are committed to creating a wide range of pottery pieces with unremitting efforts to meet the needs of people since the Taisho period. Hechimon is Marui Seito's signature Shigaraki-yaki tableware collection. The brand name, Hechimon, is derived from the Japanese word used by the Shigaraki-yaki craftsmen for "one of a kind" or unique things. Just as no two people are the same, no two Shigaraki-yaki pieces will be identical. Embracing various shapes and patterns that both nature and craftsmen bring about, the name, Hechimon, represents the craftsmen's playfulness and truthfulness to their products.

Shigaraki-Yaki - One of the Six Ancient Kilns in Japan

Situated right below Lake Biwa and close to Kyoto, Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery centres in Japan, and its pottery producing history dates back over 1,200 years. Shigaraki-yaki (Shigaraki ware) is known as one of the six ancient kilns in Japan, and in 1976 Shigaraki-yaki was designated as one of Japan’s Traditional Handicrafts.

Care Instructions:

This product is not microwave-safe. Do not set the product on any other direct heat.

Hand wash only. Make sure to dry completely before storing. This product is not dishwasher safe.

Avoid any sharp temperature change on the product, as it could cause cracking.

Do not freeze the product, as it might crack.