Tetsu-yū Tea Ceremony Bowl by Wada Tōzan
This striking iron-glazed tea ceremony bowl by Wada Tōzan was fired at Ōizumi-gama - the Wada family's wood-burning noborigama climbing kiln. At 1,250°C (2,300°F) degrees, it was blasted with wave after wave of intense heat and ash, each one adding subtle tonal variations to the glaze. When plucked from the kiln while molten-hot, the iron content (tetsu-yū) quickly oxidizes, forming an obsidian landscape permanently marked by the dynamics inside Ōizumi-gama.
When filled with matcha, the verdant color of the tea strikes a beautiful harmony with its lustrous black surrounding, transforming this piece into a stunning panorama - like a hidden pond in the twilight.
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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