This beautiful, high quality ceremonial matcha chawan tea cup is hand-made in Japan using the famous pottery technique called Minoyaki. The Mino craft officially became an important Japanese national treasure in 1978.
This chawan in made in the Shino style. Shino-yaki is one of the most loved varieties of ceramics, both for the table and the tearoom. Named for its Shino glaze, which ranges from snowy white to deep cream and on to grey and even orange — and thick, curdled texture that often shows small holes, what’s not to love? Spiritual, ephemeral and other-worldly, Shino-yaki is certainly distinctive in its zen-like simplicity.
This item will be a unique Japanese gift to friends and relatives. It is can be used as an everyday personal tea cup but is designed specifically to be used in the Japanese tea ceremony.