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Chawan, Benikase , Hosai XVI


Some of the tea bowls called "Totoya" originally from Korea have a unique expression on the foot called "Chirimen Jiwa wrinkles” .
Innumerable fine wrinkles of the clay like reticulation pattern on the kimono are rough and rugged, which impression is very attractive with strength and simplicity. It's technically difficult to intentionally create that look. There are three important points in shaving work: to choose the right tools, to control the dryness (softness) of the clay, the amount of force to press the plane.
While aiming to make Totoya's tea bowl, I came to create a tea bowl with new atmosphere that makes the best use of Chirimen wrinkles. Applying the fine wrinkles not only on the foot, but around the mouth edge, I made the Chawan which upper part is covered with glaze on the wrinkles. I am very satisfied with the balanced shape, its attractive expression and an elegant finish, not too powerful.

Size Φ125×h75 mm
Material Benikase" local clay "
Glaze Transparent glaze
Firing   Genyo " climbing kiln "
Packing  Wooden box" We will make a wooden box after ordering. It will take two weeks to complete. "

Price 187,000 JPY

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※Before using it for the first time, soak it in water for about 10 minutes. We send this item under natural condition after firing.   If it is used as it is, it might easily stain.

※Every time after use, wipe off water and dry thoroughly before storing.


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Chawan, Benikase , Hosai XVI
187,000 JPY

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