This adorable mandarin duck motif Matcha bowl (aka. "Chawan" in Japanese) has been masterfully hand-crafted by a renowned, Kyo-Yaki style (Kyoto Style Pottery) Japanese ceramic artist, Kohgiku Yamaoka.
Due to their affectionate nature for its partner, mandarin duck (aka. oshidori in Japanese) have long been considered a symbol of an eternal love for married couples in Asia. Married couples in loving relationships are referred to as “oshidori-fūfu” in Japan.
A highly sophisticated Kyo-Yaki Matcha bowl which will make an ideal, romantic gift for special occasions. Enhance the spirit of your Matcha ritual with a hand-crafted, authentic Japanese matcha bowl.
- Diameter: 12cm * Height: 8cm (Standard Matcha Bowl Size)
- The Matcha Bowl comes in a sophisticated wooden box. A perfect choice as a gift.
Kohgiku Yamaoka was born in 1942. He worked under Zenjiroh Ueyama for 10 years, and then opened his own kiln in 1969. He excels at bright and vivid works. Ninsei Nonomura was an artist who developed Kyo-Yaki style in the early 17th century. He was best known for his definitive pottery wheel technique and printing on Kyo-Yaki. Kenzan Ogata (1663-1743) was one of the first to paint four seasons flowers on pottery in Japan.