The Silver Shadows Tea bowl is an artisan Chawan piece.
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 name Silver Shadows was derived from the distinctly nebulous quality of the bowl, dotted with black and brown flecks of color and brushstrokes. White arrows and lines further add to the charm of the design.
The Silver Shadows Tea Bowl is a Seto Tea Ware item from Aichi Prefecture. This chawan is designed by Zyotetsu Yamaguchi.
As the Silver Shadows Tea Bowl is an artisan tea ware piece, it is subject to the artist’s availability. While stocks last.