Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)


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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Fuut » Mar 10th, '14, 17:20

I have one of his chawan as well, one with an oil spot glaze. I think his style is very youthful, always using dynamic forms and a large variation of different glazes. I feel he's a young artist, but a rising one.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Mar 12th, '14, 01:06

Hi, Sasameyuki!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful chawan with us.
i think it is quite lovely.
its also nice to hear from a fellow daily matcha drinker!
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Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Sasameyuki » Mar 15th, '14, 05:14

Senchamatcha wrote:
Sasameyuki wrote:Hi,
I discovered that my 'unique' chawan has many brothers and sisters :shock:
Sasameyuki


Sasameyuki, I have one if it's sisters, :) It's a nice and very pretty chawan.
I believe the potters name is Kato Eichi. there are several websites that sell his wares such as http://www.japanese-pots.com/KatoE1.htm and he seems to make a lot of pottery in the $20-60 range as well as a few pieces going for as high as $200-300. Atleast that I have seen thus far available over the net.


Thank you Senchamatcha for the info! I'm happy I could find this great forum where we can share our passion for tea and teaware :-)
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Sasameyuki » Mar 15th, '14, 05:43

Seeker wrote:Hi, Sasameyuki!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful chawan with us.
i think it is quite lovely.
its also nice to hear from a fellow daily matcha drinker!


Hi Seeker and Fuut,
I'm glad to be here at TeaChat :)
I enjoy many different kind of teas. As for matcha, one of the things I like so much is that it gives me a "calm energy" :mrgreen: as opposed to the "nervous energy" :shock: that coffee gives me.
(sorry for my funny descriptions; English isn't my native language)
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Fuut » Mar 21st, '14, 13:07

Sasameyuki wrote:
Seeker wrote:Hi, Sasameyuki!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful chawan with us.
i think it is quite lovely.
its also nice to hear from a fellow daily matcha drinker!


Hi Seeker and Fuut,
I'm glad to be here at TeaChat :)
I enjoy many different kind of teas. As for matcha, one of the things I like so much is that it gives me a "calm energy" :mrgreen: as opposed to the "nervous energy" :shock: that coffee gives me.
(sorry for my funny descriptions; English isn't my native language)


Ah yes, i know exactly what you mean. Although lately i haven't found the moment (that sometimes comes to me) to brew me some matcha. But i also like the preparation to it, in contrast to putting the coffee machine on and waiting for it to finish;)

Keep on sharing, i'll see about making some photo's soon again:)
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby CWarren » Mar 23rd, '14, 17:45

Today's MatchaWan:

The Chawan, by George Watson.

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The Matcha, from Hakoniwado.

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Life is good. :)

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Fuut » Mar 24th, '14, 10:35

CWarren wrote:Today's MatchaWan:

The Chawan, by George Watson.


Wow what a colorful chawan. It seems rather big, is it? That looks like a nice bowl to use. Thank you for sharing!

Edit: love the blur effect:), its a shame that image size is so low!
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Postby Pig Hog » Mar 24th, '14, 11:05

You guys have some amazing chawan. I've only got the one that I started out with, which I believe is Mino Yaki.

I'm going to Japan in May...hoping to find a few pieces to add to my collection. If not, I may treat myself to something online when I get back!

I'd quite like a nice hira chawan, I think.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Mar 24th, '14, 13:35

Thank you for sharing your fantastic chawan CW.
PH - while I am a HUGE fan of chawan, I am not well versed in nomenclature for styles, shapes, glazes, etc. Can you tell us what 'hira' means? Also - hopefully you'll pick up an amazing chawan in japan (or online) and share with us!
Cheers everyone.
ps - recent visit to my nutritional guru has me on a break from tea - so no matcha for awhile. :shock: :cry:
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby CWarren » Mar 24th, '14, 13:42

Fuut wrote:Wow what a colorful chawan. It seems rather big, is it? That looks like a nice bowl to use. Thank you for sharing!


The chawan measures 4-1/2" across, the height about 2-1/4, so pretty average diameter but a more shallow almost summer bowl height. Weighs about 12 ounces. The multicolor and shape is what drew me in. It's some of his earlier work.

Fuut wrote:Edit: love the blur effect:), its a shame that image size is so low!


I post often from my phone or tablet so I forget how low the image size is when editing. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Thank you for the comments as well.

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Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Pig Hog » Mar 24th, '14, 13:43

Seeker wrote:Thank you for sharing your fantastic chawan CW.
PH - while I am a HUGE fan of chawan, I am not well versed in nomenclature for styles, shapes, glazes, etc. Can you tell us what 'hira' means? Also - hopefully you'll pick up an amazing chawan in japan (or online) and share with us!
Cheers everyone.
ps - recent visit to my nutritional guru has me on a break from tea - so no matcha for awhile. :shock: :cry:


Hopefully not for too long, eh!

Hira means flat -- a hira chawan is the flatter, shallow style, generally used during the summer, as opposed to the more widely seen style with high sides.

I think there are a few examples of hira chawan in this thread.
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Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Pig Hog » Mar 24th, '14, 15:27

Here is mine -- Mino Yaki chawan 'Shinsetsu' (新雪 - new snow)

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby CWarren » Mar 24th, '14, 15:35

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Mar 29th, '14, 15:10

Pig Hog wrote:Hopefully not for too long, eh!
Hira means flat -- a hira chawan is the flatter, shallow style, generally used during the summer, as opposed to the more widely seen style with high sides.


One month. I'm a week in. :?
Thank you for info on 'Hira'!

And - Shinsetsu is beautiful! Wow. I love the crazing inside near the chadamari. Makes me want matchaaaaaaa!
:mrgreen:
(and a new chawan, heh heh)
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Fuut » Apr 20th, '14, 17:48

Its been a while, but my tea specific room is coming together and I was in the right mood this evening.

A unusual bowl by Seigan Yamane.
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Apologies, without flash they were very dark, and here with flash they're a little over-lighted.
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