Big tea bowls

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Mar 28th, '13, 14:02
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Big tea bowls

by yalokinh » Mar 28th, '13, 14:02

I've seen some pretty decent sized chawans, and then I see the huge ones.
are those used for the same thing?
Thanks

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Mar 28th, '13, 16:57
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Re: Big tea bowls

by JBaymore » Mar 28th, '13, 16:57

The "typical" (if there is such a beast) chawan is about 13 cm in diameter and about 9 cm high. There are a lso slightly smaller "traveler's chawan".... and summer bowls sometimes are about 15 cm at the flaring rim.

Sometimes a slightly larger one is selected for koicha (thick tea) when there are many guests.....since all share one bowl of tea.

Hope that idea helps.

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..................john

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Mar 28th, '13, 20:43
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Re: Big tea bowls

by yalokinh » Mar 28th, '13, 20:43

ah that makes sense,
thanks!

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Mar 29th, '13, 18:45
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Re: Big tea bowls

by futurebird » Mar 29th, '13, 18:45

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I still can't get over this thing.

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But it has a purpose! (from here: chamekke's post )

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