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Kuroraku Shōraku

Matcha bowl from the Shōraku Kiln

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Kuroraku matcha tea bowl from the Shōraku Kiln.

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).

☆ WE GUARANTEE SAFE DELIVERY - if the product gets damaged in transit we will replace or make a refund.

☆ 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: TDY040

Maker: Rakuyaki

Origin: Kyoto, Japan

Material: clay

Dimensions: ø 12 cm x H: 8 cm

Unit price: $ / tea bowl

Quantity:

Limited stock: 3 piece(s) left

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Cost:

$ USD


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Delivery service:
DHL, FedEx, Yamato Transport, Yu-Pack (See conditions)
Delivery time after posting:
3-5 business days
Payments:
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Returns:
14 days money back (See conditions)

The customs duties do not belong to our competence. It may occur that duties have to be paid on receipt of the parcel. About the current rates of customs duties in your country please contact local authority. To learn about international shipping, read more here.
Goods will be dispatched within 5 business days after confirming the inventory of the product quantity you have ordered.

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

Handling precautions

Initiation:
Before the first use, put the Raku bowl in lukewarm water with a cup of raw rice. Make sure that the bowl is wholly immersed in the water, and let it sit there for about 15 minutes. The rice powder in the water seals the pores of the Raku chawan, making its walls sturdier and 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. Never let the bowl sit in water for much longer, for the tea bowl might burst!

Storage:
After use always dry it with a towel. If you live in a place with rainy seasons or high humidity, always make sure that the walls are dry enough, because constant exposure to moisture might damage the bowl. If mould or unusual odor develops on the bowl, prepare tea in it every day. (Do not drink that tea, just discard it.) The smell should be gone in a week. In case it is not, contact us for further instructions.

Usage:
Raku tea bowls are traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies. They are fairly porous by nature, which means the water might seep through their pores. Raku ware is vulnerable to acid, so avoid putting acidy food in it. A Raku bowl is made for tea, avoid using it for any other kinds of food!
Due to the porous feature of Raku ware, it might develop cracks in time. In most cases appropriate initiation and care can prevent this.

Read more about Raku tea bowls and Initiation here:

Welcome to the World of Raku Tea Bowls

Welcome to the World of Raku Tea Bowls

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