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Kuro Raku Chōjiro Kamuro

Matcha bowl from the Shōraku Kiln

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“Kamuro” is known as Sen no Rikyu’s favorite tea bowl made by Chojiro, the founder father of Raku pottery. Rikyu held this particular tea bowl dear, always keeping it around him. "Kamuro" used to mean child. As the legend goes, Rikyu named this chawan Kamuro, because he kept it as close to his heart as a beloved child.

The bowl was the Sen family's property for a long time, until Sen no Sotan (1578-1658), the great grandchild of Rikyu gave it to his disciple, Sohen Yamada (1627-1708). Sohen became a tea master who created his own style of tea ceremony in the beginning of the Edo era. The Sen family later took the bowl back, and it has been an heirloom in Omote Sen-ke Fushin-an (a tea room in the residence of the head of Omote Sen-ke) since then.

Kamuro has taller walls than most Raku Chawan. It is a truly exquisite, stately masterpiece.

Place of origin: Kyoto, Japan

INITIATION
We strongly recommend initiating the Raku bowl before use!
Raku bowls are extremely fragile, as their clay is fairly porous. An appropriate initiation makes them significantly sturdier.
In case you order initiation, we do it for you before sending the bowl. If you prefer doing the initiation yourself, you can find instructions about how to do it in our Raku chawan blog post (linked below).

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☆ HANDMADE PRODUCT - Please note that the item we have in stock might not be the same piece shown on the pictures above. Each piece is unique and slightly different from each other. If you are particular about either the size, the capacity or the appearance, contact us, and we will share photos or the exact details of our available pieces in stock.

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Item code: TDY010

Maker: Rakuyaki

Origin: Japan

Material: clay

Dimensions: Φ 10.5 cm, H: 9 cm

Unit price: $ / tea bowl

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Limited stock: 1 piece(s) left

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Returns:
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Goods will be dispatched within 5 business days after confirming the inventory of the product quantity you have ordered.

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Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Handling precautions

Initiation:
Before the first use of a Raku chawan, sit it in lukewarm water with a cup of hard rice for about 15 minutes, so that the water completely covers the bowl. The rice powder in the water helps to seal the pores of the Rakuchawan, strengthens the walls and makes it less fragile.

Cleaning:
To clean, dip the tea bowl in lukewarm water: a new bowl for one or two minutes; an older one for about 30 seconds to keep it clean, keep it from being covered with stains and to prevent damage. Do not let it sit in water, for the tea bowl will fall apart!

Storage:
When not in use, dry the tea bowl with a towel. Afterward – especially during the wet season – put it in an airy place and keep it dry. Otherwise, the tea bowl could be damaged and/or develop a damp smell. If the smell clings to the bowl, make tea with it every day. The smell is usually gone in a week. If not, contact us or the producers of the tea bowl for advice.

Usage:
Raku Chawan is a type of Japanese pottery traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies, characterized by being porous, which allows the carbon dioxide to pass through a small hole. Hot water, therefore, might ooze through the tea bowl. This bowl is also vulnerable to acid, so it is not advisable to put acid foods in it. Raku Chawan is not to be used as dishware!
Thanks to the small pores and structure of Raku Chawan, over time small, and in rare cases, bigger fractures might appear on the bowl. This can be prevented by correct initiation but is still natural to happen.

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Va******, 2018-09-27 12:56 JST, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

This bowl has history into it and if you're into tea ceremony it's nice to have one such like this one. It's definitely a fascinating bowl given the size and the shape. It's small enough to fit in your hands but large enough that whisking tea with your chasen inside is a breath. The color and texture is really special and thus explaining the high price tag (just noticed there are also available for a bit less on rakuten...) definitely a bowl that i enjoy using it and IMO the best bowl shape/size wise.

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