Gumi Gift

Whether you're exploring sado (tea ceremony), curating serving vessels for special guests, or just wanting to fortify your home matcha game with superior traditional handmade wares, look no further than the stunning chawan (tea bowl) from Ninshu. The wide base allows for thorough, even matcha whisking for anything from ceremonial tea service to daily tea prep; the form-factor and durable construction of this bowl are guaranteed to provide performance and pleasure in any setting. If you are not yet on your matcha journey, you can use this bowl's perfect dimensions for other culinarily pursuits, such as chirashi-don, Shio Konbu Cabbage Salad, or just your tamagokakegohan (fried egg on rice [sublime]).

A note on the glaze: Glossy, opulent, and deep, with this piece you can feel that you are holding something truly remarkable. This premium, sought-after crimson hue gives luxury and decadence, yielding only to the stark, contrasting black accents and contours. From the maker, "red glazes, such as those used for the eyes and lips of ceramic dolls for a little bit of red, are very precious and expensive. The glaze is generally not used in large quantities, but 'Noble Red' uses it as a base. The result is a red glaze that is unique to Japan."

Founded in 1646, the Omuro Kiln was founded to serve Ninnaji Temple of the Omuro Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan. Ninnaji is famous for its Omuro Sakura (cherry blossoms) and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The Ninshu brand preserves the handmade ceramic traditions of the Omuro Kiln as the current kilnmaster appointed by Ninnaji Temple. Enjoy these handmade pieces and their subtle differences and glazes ranging from subdued to vibrant and eye-catching. Use these to enhance your coffee, tea, sake, shochu, and beer-drinking experience all while holding a piece of Kyoto's handmade ceramic tradition. 

Features:

  • Dimensions: D 4.7in X H 2.36in
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Individually boxed 
  • Made in Kyoto, Japan