The Midnight Tea Bowl is a coveted Kyoto ware traditional Japanese Chawan.
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 Midnight Tea Bowl is a deeper tea bowl designed to be bolder and sturdier. The black glaze is finished with the famed 松楽 Shouraku made in the Kyoto Tea Ware style.
The Midnight Chawan is a classic tea bowl for the most serious of matcha aficionados.