Japanese Matcha Bowls & Whisks

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Holding a Matcha bowl (chawan) in your hands and and raising it to your lips to sip a small portion of emerald green Matcha tea is a true delight. The bowl is large and the portion of tea is small, which follows the tradition of how one is served Matcha in Japan. Powdered tea drinking began in Japan in the 15th century and  well-made tea bowls became valued objects of desire. Today, Chanoyu - the Japanese tea ceremony - keeps the tradition alive. As a new generation of tea enthusiasts discover the delicious nature of Matcha, tea bowls continue to appeal to avid tea drinkers.

The beauty of a Matcha bowl lies beyond it's colors, patterning, and seasonal designs. In Japan, collectors of Matcha bowls and tea enthusiasts choose their tea bowls based on the shape of the bowl, the straightness or slope of the sides of the bowl, the styling of the footring, the overall presence of the chawan on the tea table, and how the teabowl relates to the other tea making objects in the grouping. All in all, the aesthetics of chawans vary from potter to potter, and for the user, the choice which tea bowl to use relects a mood or seasonal occasion.

All of our Matcha bowls are made in Japan.

  How to Whisk a Bowl of Matcha

Japanese Akasaki Matcha Bowl Japanese Akasaki Matcha Bowl

Black Raku Matcha Bowl Japanese Black Raku Matcha Bowl
Potter: Shoraku Sasaki III
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan


Blue, Black & Cream Matcha Bowl Japanese Blue, Black & Cream Matcha Bowl

Japanese Brown &Tan Matcha Bowl with Black Speckles Japanese Brown &Tan Matcha Bowl with Black Speckles
Potter: Yamada
Japanese Copper Red Brush Matcha Bowl Japanese Copper Red Brush Matcha Bowl

Japanese Falling Leaves Matcha Bowl Japanese Falling Leaves Matcha Bowl
Kiln: Hachimangama
Cream Colored with Flowering Branches Matcha Bowl Japanese Flowering Branches Matcha Bowl
Potter: Eikou
Kiyomizuyaki Pottery, Kyoto, Japan
Japanese Forest Bark Matcha Bowl Japanese Forest Bark Matcha Bowl

Japanese Forest Mist Matcha Bowl Japanese Forest Mist Matcha Bowl

Japanese Gold Screen & Iris Matcha Bowl Japanese Gold Screen & Iris Matcha Bowl
Kiln: Zensyogama
Potter: Zensyo Yamaoka
Japanese Grey & White 'Illusion' Matcha Bowl Japanese Grey & White 'Illusion' Matcha Bowl
Potter: Toraku Morisato
Matcha Sifter (furui) Japanese Matcha Sifter (furui) with Paddle

Short Japanese Matcha Whisk Japanese Matcha Whisk #1
Chasen
White Bamboo
100 hand-cut bamboo splits
Japanese Matcha Whisk - 120 tines Japanese Matcha Whisk #2
Chasen
White Bamboo
120 hand-cut bamboo splits
Japanese Long Narrow Matcha Whisk Japanese Matcha Whisk #3
Chasen
Long & Narrow
Black Bamboo

Japanese Matcha Whisk Keeper - Blue Japanese Matcha Whisk Keeper #1
Kusenaoshi
Blue
Japanese Matcha Whisk Keeper - Green Japanese Matcha Whisk Keeper #2
Kusenaoshi
Light Green
Japanese Mini Matcha Bowl - Cherry Blossoms on a Branch Japanese Mini Matcha Bowl - Cherry Blossoms on a Branch

Japanese Mini Matcha Bowl - Spring Violets front Japanese Mini Matcha Bowl - Spring Violets

Modern Matcha Bowl with Pouring Lip and Handle Japanese Modern Matcha Bowl with Pouring Lip and Handle

Snow on River Stone Matcha Bowl Japanese River of Snow Matcha Bowl

Japanese Rust Color Leaves &Tiny Pale Pink Blossoms Matcha Bowl Japanese Rust Color Leaves &Tiny Pale Pink Blossoms Matcha Bowl
Kiln: Zensyogama
Potter: Zensyo Yamaoka
Salmon Colored Raku Matcha Bowl Japanese Salmon Colored Raku Matcha Bowl
Potter: Shoraku Sasaki III
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Japanese Strings of Color Matcha Bowl Japanese Strings of Color Matcha Bowl
Potter: Yamada
Japanese Swirling Ribbons Matcha Bowl Japanese Swirling Ribbons Matcha Bowl

Japanese Warajiro Matcha Bowl Japanese Warajiro Matcha Bowl