Experience Gyokuro Matcha
Step 1: PREPARE
The Artisan wedges the clay to even out the texture.
Step 2: SHAPE
The tempered clay is centered on the wheel, then the shaping begins. First, the body of the Chawan is formed, followed by the spout.
Step 3: DRY & TRIM
After the Chawan is dried to a proper solidity, the Artisan trims the bowl to its final shape and creates the foot of the Chawan, known as the “Kohdai”.
Step 4: FIRST FIRE
The Chawans are placed in a firing bisque at a low temperature.
Step 5: GLAZE
After the first fire, the Chawan is dipped in glaze.
Step 6: LAST FIRE
The glazed Chawans are placed back in the firing bisque at a high temperature (about 2,300°F in the kiln)
Step 7: FINAL DETAILS
The Artisans finishes it off by cleaning and sanding down each Chawan, devoted to every last detail.
Katakuchi Matcha Bowls
Made With Loving Care
From Clay To Kiln
- To wash your Katakuchi Bowl, gently rinse under warm water.
- No soap is required - simply cleanse and purify the bowl with your two hands.
- Wipe the bowl dry using a tea towel.
- Store in a place with a dry-cool temperature.