Haiyū Nisai Tea Ceremony Bowl by Ikai Yūichi
In this striking chawan tea ceremony bowl by Ikai Yūichi, we can see the influence of his mentor, the late Uichi Shimizu (1926-2004), whose exemplary work in iron and ash glazes garnered him the title of Living National Treasure in 1985.
The bowl is done in two different glazes over an iron-rich slip and called haiyū nisai. One glaze is made from natural rice straw ash, and the other is derived from oak. While in the kiln, gravity guides the molten ash down the sides of the bowl and helps form vitrified streams which, at the end of their course, become beads called tombo no mé, or "dragon fly eyes." The tea pool at the center holds a lovely crystal pond - its most distinctive feature.
The end result is an icy panorama of some distant, snow covered mountain. When filled with the verdant color of whipped matcha green tea, the wintry microcosm becomes complete and is truly a sight to behold.
A wooden presentation box will be custom made to order and signed by the artist. Delivery time for this item is 2 weeks.
A fukusa display cloth is included.
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