Tea Leaf Plate, Medium - handmade in Shigaraki

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Please note that the cost stated is for per plate. 

Handmade in the Shigaraki Town of Japan, these beautiful plates were inspired by the leaves of tea trees.

The distinct colour variations are caused by the chemical reaction during firing. Depending on the intensity of the fire and the location of the wear in the kiln, the colour variation of the end product will change. While the black spots that you may see in wear are traces of iron. 

Each Tea Leaf Plate is made by hand, making each piece truly unique.


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.


Additional Information

  • Cost of the product is for one plate.
  • 13cm x 6.5cm | Height x width
  • No two plates are identical as they are all handmade.
  • The shape of the Tea Leaf Plates (Medium) 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.