The Bronze Master Tea Bowl is a one-of-a-kind part of the Matcha Tea Ware Collection.
Chawan are a prized teaware item in every Tea Master’s collection.
Sen Rikyu, served as the Tea Master under two successive Daimyo (leaders) Oda Nobunaga and Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Sen Rikyu is considered the father of Tea Ceremony, his fame and reverence surpassing both time and distance. When he was ordered to commit ritual suicide or Seppuku, he held one last grand tea ceremony. At the conclusion of his final tea ceremony, he bequeathed all his priceless tea ware and unique tea implements to the guests present. All except one chawan. Sen Rikyu shattered this chawan in a dramatic fashion, exclaiming “Never again shall this cup, polluted by the lips of misfortune, be used by man”, so to forever preserve the essence of his most beloved possession.
You too can add an irreplaceable tea bowl to your matcha tea ware collection.
The Bronze Master Tea Bowl is sourced from Shiga Prefecture in Japan. The Bronze Master was designed by Kouzo Takahashi and is part of the Shigaraki ware collection. The uniquely mottled texture is interwoven on a beige base with a rust colored overtone.
The Bronze Master uniquely espouses the highly prized Japanese aesthetic Wabi Sabi, which means describes perfection gleaned through imperfection.
The Bronze Master is a limited edition chawan. This artisan tea ware item is subject to the artist’s availability.