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Kakewake Tobikanna Blue Glaze Porcelain Bowl

Kakewake Tobikanna Blue Glaze Porcelain Bowl

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This captivating Kakewake Tobikanna Blue Glaze Porcelain Bowl handcrafted by the esteemed artisans of Soryu Gama is a testament to the artistry of Kiyomizu-ware, a renowned style of Japanese ceramics known for its delicate beauty and meticulous craftsmanship. The Tobikanna ("jumping iron") technique used on this piece utilizes a special tool to create textured patterns on soft clay. As the potter's wheel spins, the tool bounces or "skips" across the surface, leaving behind rhythmic indentations. This adds a unique tactile element and influences the way the glaze adheres, resulting in beautiful variations in color and finish. The design is accentuated by a vibrant brown line pattern, separating the pure white coloring from a stunning glaze in an eye-catching gradient down the bowl.

Despite its artistic flair, this beautiful dish remains practical for modern living. Sized to fit comfortably in your hand, it's perfect for enjoying a cup of tea or a small serving of your favorite dish. The dishwasher and microwave-safe design ensures easy cleaning and modern convenience, making it a perfect addition to your tableware collection.


Size: L 4.7in x H 2.3in / L 12cm x H 6cm
Material: Porcelain (Kiyomizu-ware)

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.