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Large Blue Celadon Porcelain Kiyomizu Bowl

Large Blue Celadon Porcelain Kiyomizu Bowl

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This large Kyoto Kiyomizu Celadon bowl is a refined piece that brings the elegance of emerald celadon to the palm of your hand. The delicate balance between the celadon's sophistication and the rustic red clay's outlines on the rim creates a unique aesthetic. With a brown, unglazed base, the bowl provides a tactile experience, allowing you to appreciate both the glazed smooth surface and the clay texture.

Achieving the turquoise glare involves a meticulous process of blending kiln pigment and celadon seeds into the clay, resulting in a heartwarming blue after kiln firing. Whether used for green tea or as a dipping sauce cup for Soba noodles, this large bowl brings the sublime beauty of celadon blue to your everyday dining experience.


Size: L 4.7in x H 2.4in / L 12cm x H 6cm
Material: Porcelain

Care & Use

  • Dishwasher safe - however handwashing recommended
  • Microwave safe
  • Please note that using metal scrubs or abrasive detergents may damage the surface
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Kiyomizu Cerulean Craftsmanship

Kyoto holds a rich and storied history in the realm of pottery, and Kiyomizu cerulean pottery stands as a testament to the city's enduring artistic legacy. The roots of Kyoto's pottery traditions trace back centuries, with Kiyomizu ware emerging as a prominent style. The name "Kiyomizu" is derived from the iconic Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Kyoto.

Kiyomizu cerulean pottery, characterized by its distinctive azure glaze, gained prominence during the Edo period (1603-1868). The vibrant cerulean hues were achieved through meticulous crafting and firing techniques, creating pieces that exude both aesthetic beauty and functional elegance. Over the centuries, Kiyomizu potters honed their skills, passing down traditional methods and designs from generation to generation. Today, Kiyomizu cerulean pottery continues to captivate enthusiasts with its timeless allure, reflecting Kyoto's commitment to preserving and evolving its profound artistic heritage.

Brand History

The legacy of Wakunami Soryu Potters is a journey spanning four generations deeply rooted in the artistry of Kyoto Kiyomizu Pottery. The origins trace back to the tutelage received from the renowned first-generation Suwa-Sozan, celebrated for his expertise in seiji glazed pottery, a hallmark of Kyoto's ceramic tradition. 

In a unique convergence of traditions, the fourth-generation Wakunami Soryu joined hands with Madoka Ota, hailing from the historic Koishiwara pottery village in Fukuoka prefecture. This union marks the fusion of Kyo-yaki Pottery and Koishiwara Pottery, creating an extraordinary blend that defines the distinctive character of Soryu-gama. Together, Soryu and Madoka embark on a daily artistic journey, shaping their creations on the potter's wheel, with a shared commitment to exploring new expressions through the mesmerizing translucence of bluish seiji glaze.