茶碗 - Green Tea Bowl is the essence of Raku. Dating back to late 1500's Raku ware was established to maximize the experience of consuming green tea through tea ceremony by the most powerful men of Japan of the time.
"Tong marking" on the bowl indicates this one was handled manually in our kiln piece by piece.
This bowl is characterized by a rooster. As well as being a zodiac animal, roosters represent "a new beginning, they have been valued in Japanese culture.
Width (Diameter) 11.5 cm Height 7.8 cm