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Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby bonjiri » May 2nd, '09, 22:28

aloha all !

please share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (green tea bowl)

MAHALO ! thanks !

cory


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Postby Geekgirl » May 2nd, '09, 22:37

Good on you! I don't think we've had a chawan-exclusive thread here yet. Seems odd since it seems to spur so many of us to become fanatics and collectors.

I think I have a top 5, that changes on a daily basis, but this is the one that started it all:


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Sadly, this is the best shot I have of this bowl, an oversight I will have to rectify soon. :)

And its paler "twin" by the same artist, which I bought the very day I received the previous bowl.


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Postby Victoria » May 2nd, '09, 22:50

Not sure I have a favorite - I love them all depending on my mood.

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one of my favorites

Postby bonjiri » May 3rd, '09, 00:18

interesting & unique shomen

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Postby Geekgirl » May 3rd, '09, 00:32

So when you fire something like that, with the shells impressed into the face, do the shells burn away? Or do they actually fire or vitrify into the glaze? Will they disintegrate over time like shells do? (I really love that chawan, btw. I'm sure I'm not the only one...)
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shells in firing

Postby bonjiri » May 3rd, '09, 07:31

the chawan is fired on its side. perpendicular to the ground and on 3 points w/ shells and wadding within the shells to support the weight of the chawan

once fired. the material that the shells are made are from calcium carbonate which does not burn in the 2300 degree firing. so the markings and the shell are left after the firing and easily removed after the firing.

there is also a tiny bit of salt in the shells that also create a flashing.

that particular piece is in my collection and not for sale.

thanks !

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my personal favorite

Postby bonjiri » May 3rd, '09, 07:37

kato tohkuro's chawan !


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price was at over $150,000.00 at the gallery . YIKES !
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Postby brandon » May 3rd, '09, 07:55

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Not to be a copy cat but my favorite chawan is by Seigan.
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Postby olivierco » May 3rd, '09, 09:31

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Postby chamekke » May 3rd, '09, 13:00

Choosing a favourite chawan is like picking a favourite child... very difficult, and also controversial as hell!

However, at the moment it would be this old fella (nezumi-shino with a gold repair):

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Postby Geekgirl » May 3rd, '09, 13:09

brandon wrote:Not to be a copy cat but my favorite chawan is by Seigan.


Ah yes, Seigan. Love it, one of my favorites is a nodate chawan from Seigan. Looks like you beat everyone to it on this thread. ;)

Chamekke, I LOVE that nezumi shino. I've been looking for one but have yet to see one I really "need." Some of the new or nearly new ones I've found out there (ebay) just don't have the same warm, simple look.

olivierco, did you really buy that one? It's gorgeous! I would be skeered to use it! :shock: :lol:
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Postby olivierco » May 3rd, '09, 14:15

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:
olivierco, did you really buy that one? It's gorgeous! I would be skeered to use it! :shock: :lol:


Yes, I bought it one year ago. From Rikyucha. They have some other really interesting teawares.
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Postby Chip » May 3rd, '09, 14:37

olivierco wrote:
GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:
olivierco, did you really buy that one? It's gorgeous! I would be skeered to use it! :shock: :lol:


Yes, I bought it one year ago. From Rikyucha. They have some other really interesting teawares.

Yeah, I remember when you first posted this piece. Love at first site. I am always looking for a similar piece. I have a fondness for Momiji and teaware as I have noted in the past many times.

Great Chawan EVERYONE! I will refuse to post an absolute favorite, but a fave I will work on. :wink:
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Postby iannon » May 3rd, '09, 20:56

Here is my Favorite..Simple..Like me


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Its also my Fav..cause..well..its my ONLY one! :shock:


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I am looking at remedying this situation....
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aka shino chawan

Postby bonjiri » May 4th, '09, 14:42

chamekke, wow. the nezumi shino chawan looks very classic ! have u seen kato tohkuro's murasaki shino pieces ? sublime !

a series of my daily matcha. morning green tea sessions. red shino (aka shino)


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