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Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

by bonjiri » May 3rd 09 2:28 am

aloha all !

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

MAHALO ! thanks !

cory


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by Geekgirl » May 3rd 09 2:37 am

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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by Victoria » May 3rd 09 2:50 am

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

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one of my favorites

by bonjiri » May 3rd 09 4:18 am

interesting & unique shomen

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by Geekgirl » May 3rd 09 4:32 am

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

by bonjiri » May 3rd 09 11:31 am

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

by bonjiri » May 3rd 09 11:37 am

kato tohkuro's chawan !


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price was at over $150,000.00 at the gallery . YIKES !
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by brandon » May 3rd 09 11:55 am

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

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by olivierco » May 3rd 09 1:31 pm

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by chamekke » May 3rd 09 5:00 pm

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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by Geekgirl » May 3rd 09 5:09 pm

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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by olivierco » May 3rd 09 6:15 pm

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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by Chip » May 3rd 09 6:37 pm

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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by iannon » May 4th 09 12:56 am

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

by bonjiri » May 4th 09 6:42 pm

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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