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

by theroots » Apr 25th 16 8:35 am

Here is a really remarkable and heavy (almost 450g) Edo period Kyoyaki Chawan I found about a month ago. It was made by Chimura Gako.
Short biography: Chimura Gako, 1727-1790. A warrior and Confucianist of the middle Edo period. Born in the 12th year of Kyõhõ (1727), the eldest son of Chimura Bõtaku, a samurai from the Owari region (modern Nagoya). Assumed the headship of the Chimura family in the inaugural year of Gembun (1736). Was later a chief retainer of Tokugawa Munekatsu. As a ceramicist, he created wares known as Hakushu-yaki. Died on the 30th day of the 6th month in the second year of the Kansei era (1790) at 64 years of age.
He was known by various names, including Hakushu, Sõkichi, Magodayü, and by the designate Jiteki-en, among others.

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

by Tead Off » Apr 25th 16 10:28 am

Very nice. Looks like Raku.

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

by Sasameyuki » Apr 25th 16 11:30 am

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing!

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

by sugataishi » Aug 15th 16 8:36 pm

This is mine Hayashi Koyo hagi
blairswhitaker wrote:"Summer time and the liven's easy..."

Hayashi koyo, hagi hirachawan.

Tea: sayaka no mukashi by ippodo

Warm it up.
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Add some tea.
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Whisk it real good.
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View the "well"
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Haiken the koudai.
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Provenance.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by Noonie » Aug 25th 16 7:59 pm

I've just gotten into Matcha and have a store bought Chawan. Works fine and is nice to my eye, but I've always liked looking through these photos of handcrated Chawan's, and now that I'm starting down this particular rabbit hole I would like to start researching that special Chawan and find it a home, my home!

I'm curious. where are people buying handcrafted Chawan's these days?

I'm in Canada and I will look up Canadian artisans, but if that doesn't work out, I would appreciate some links/tips. Ideally I would keep this initial artisan purchase to around $100 (more than 3x the store bought one). Being that I'm a beginner, I'm still looking for something that will work with my novice technique, but that will still be a great Chawan if/when I become an expert!

Thanks so much.

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

by Fuut » Sep 3rd 16 12:14 am

Noonie wrote:I've just gotten..
.. Thanks so much.
In general, people use eBay, Jauce, and stand alone stores online (unless you're lucky enough to go shopping in Japan).

Artsitic Nippon is a site favorite (or atleast mod-fav) - http://artisticnippon.com/

I got myself a newly made Shino bowl from AN a few days ago.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

by debunix » Nov 23rd 17 1:48 am

Matcha! this week has been a revelation, because I finally learned how to make a matcha that I enjoy. My long-neglected chawans have finally found their intended use, and they are working beautifully.

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This was the first matcha I bought at Nijo Castle from a Fukujuen booth.....as close as I got to shopping in their flagship store, sigh.

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All set

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Petr Novak's shino chawan, from the TeaChat special offer firing, with matcha at last:

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If it weren't for a bit of nagging guilt that this glorious bowl had never met it's intended tea, I might not have pursued my matcha adventure. Thank you, Petr, for the gift of matcha enjoyment!

Good to the last drop

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debunix wrote: Buckwheat reflections

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The Flower of Forgetfulness, a snowflake glaze chawan from Petr Novak, gets its turn

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Still good to the last drop

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And here is Shawn McGuire's secret shino porcelain chawan being baptized with matcha

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It makes a lovely backdrop to the final drop

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And here is Victor Harris' chawan getting a turn

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And even more photos than anyone could want to see in the whole Flickr set here
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