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Kuro Raku Chōjiro Kamuro

Kuro Raku Chōjiro Kamuro

Brown matcha tea bowl of Shōraku

Origin: Kyoto, Japan

Material: clay

Dimensions: Φ 10.5 cm, H: 9 cm

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Made by Shoraku Sasaki III

Kuro Raku Chawan “Kamuro”

“Kamuro” is Sen no Rikyu’s favorite tea bowl in the works of Chojiro who was asked to produced Rakuyaki by Rikyu. He always kept it around him. It is said that the name of “Kamuro” comes from the story that “Kamuro” means children in the ancient words, and Rikyu loved this Raku Chawan just as his child. This tea bowl had been in Sen family, but it left from Sen family once because Sen no Sotan (1578-1658) the third generation gave it to his disciple, Sohen Yamada (1627-1708). Later Sohen became a tea master who made his style of tea ceremony in the beginning of Edo era. However, it returned to Sen family later and 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.
The color of Kamuro is black, but it looks like reddish, which is one of its character. Besides, the dappled color zests this tea bowl. Kamuro is taller than Shunkan and other Raku Chawan, which is another character of it. This tea bowl is respected for its quality and shows peaceful and lovely taste. The form of the bowl is roundish, so it fits comfortably in your hand. There is a shallow dent called “Chadamari” in the bowl, and its inside is wide.

Precaution For Use (of Raku Chawan or bowl)

Dip a tea bowl in the water or lukewarm water. A new bowl for one or two minutes; an older one for about 30 seconds to keep it clean, keep it being covered with stains and to prevent damage.
When not in use, dry a tea bowl off with a towel. Afterward, in a wet season in particular, put it in an airy place and keep it dry. Otherwise, the bowl would be damaged and/or a damp smell would not dissipate. When the smell clings to the bowl, make tea with it every day. The smell is usually gone in a week. If not, contact the store for advice where you have purchased the bowl.

Raku Chawan is a type of Japanese pottery traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies, most often in the form of chawan or tea bowls, 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 supposed to be used as dishware.

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