This piece is a work of Sou-Ke (Original family) Takatori 13th artist. Mainly used as a Matcha cup.
Matcha cup, also referred to as Cha-Wan is one of the essential tools in the Japanese tea ceremony. Quality Matcha cups are beloved by many people who practice the traditional manners.
The Japanese tea ceremony is one of the traditional performing arts in Japan. Its core foundation dates back to the mid-Samurai era when the renowned tea master Sen-No Rikyu established Wabi-Cha. Wabi-Cha was a type of tea ceremony held in certain manners that incorporate the sense of Wabi-Sabi (the art of modesty) and respect.
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Takatori-Yaki (Takatori ware)
Place of production: Fukuoka city, Fukuoka Prefecture
The story behind Takatori: Kuroda Nagamasa, the famous fedual lord, invited a Korean potter named “Hachizan” to Chikuzen Fukuoka domain and ordered him to make potteries. Hachizan opened kilns one after another and produced what was best for each area.
During the Edo period, Takatori-Yaki developed under the auspice of Kuroda clan. Also, it received advice regarding the pottery techniques from Kobori Enshu (小堀 遠州), a noble Japanese Sado artist, who picked Takatori kiln as one of seven his favorite kilns.
What makes Takatori-Yaki special is its use of seven different kinds of color glazes. Moreover, it produces a high note as if it was porcelain when flicking one’s fingers at it. This is because Takatori-Yaki is made very thin although it has layers of glazes (Takatori-Yaki is earthenware).
Takatori-Yaki is thought to be a decorative tea ware however it is famous for its smooth texture to enjoy having a cup of tea.
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