Raku-yaki is a type of a Japanese traditional pottery. It is mainly formed by hand without the use of a potter's wheel. Raku-yaki is very popular with tea masters. In particular tea bowl is a very popular. It is called Raku-chawan. Great Sen no Rikyu was also love it. TYPE : Tea bowl for tea ceremony of SHIMADAI-CHAWAN SHIMADAI-CHAWAN is a pair of tea bowls of silver and gold that use at the time of celebrations such as the New Year. Large number of people drink MACCHA tea one after another with SHIMADAI-CHAWAN. So, it is made larger.
shima-dai (representing the Isle of Eternal Youth) made as a pair chawan are a husband and wife tea bowl pair intended for auspicious occasions such as New Year. Shimadai bowls are usually aka-raku, and the larger one is always silver and the smaller one gold. The bowls in this listing are coated in transparent white glaze, and decorated with gold and silver leaf on the interior. It takes little use for the gold and silver foil to peel, so this set has had very little use. The stamp of the potter can be found on the bottom of each bowl, and they come with their original signed wooden storage box. Raku ware refers to low-fired ceramic ware first made in Kyoto by the Raku Family, its origins going as far back as the 16th century. It is traditionally characterised by being hand shaped rather than thrown. Raku is typically delicate, lightweight, and earthy to the touch. Aka (red) raku bowls are fired at 800 degrees, whilst the kuro (black) bowls can be fired up to 1200 degrees. The glaze for black bowls is made from crushed black stones retrieved from the Kamogawa river in Kyoto. Red bowls are coloured by adding translucent glaze over a pinkish clay body. When using raku bowls you should always wipe well with a warm cloth before use. It is possible to cause small cracks if you suddenly add boiling water.Sizes