Mini Tea Bowl (Ocean Blue)

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Please note that the cost stated is for per bowl.

Handmade in the Shigaraki Town of Japan, these tea bowls were finished with a cool ocean-blue glaze. You may use these tea bowl to serve the 和菓子 (wagashi or traditional Japanese confectionery) that is usually paired with matcha.

Learn how to care for your tea ware here.

(The bowl is 7.5cm in height and the mouth is 11cm in width)


Shigaraki, Japan

Take a fifteen minute drive from d:matcha Kyoto's organic tea fields in the Yubune Region of Wazuka Town to reach the Shigaraki area. The kilns in this area are considered one of the Six Ancient Kilns in Japan. While famous Shigaraki-ware includes tanuki figurines, this area has a long-standing history in local pottery traditions.

The use of Shigariki-ware in tea ceremonies was normalised after tea master Murata Juko instructed for these items to be used. The natural characteristics of Shigaraki-made teaware poignantly reflected the wabi-sabi aesthetics and principles of sado.

Read more about Shigaraki here.


Additional Information

  • Cost of the product is for per bowl.
  • No two bowls are identical as they are all handmade.
  • The shape of the serving bowls are similar but they may be minor variations in terms of the colour patterns and intensity. As such there may be minute differences from the pieces we have in stock and those pictured.