Japanese Tea Bowls

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Japanese Tea Bowls

  1. 1. Japanese Tea Bowls
  2. 2. Chawan -Tea Bowl Facts About Tea Bowls <ul><li>The bowl creates a connection between the host and guest </li></ul><ul><li>As bowls are used over time, they mature and change </li></ul><ul><li>Bowls are given poetic names, by the artist who makes them </li></ul><ul><li>Their name is written on a custom-made wooden box that holds the bowl </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some tea bowls are created on pottery wheels. They are symmetrically balanced
  4. 4. Handmade bowls are more organic and are made to look unique
  5. 5. Chawan come in a wide variety of shapes and colors. There are different bowls for different occasions and seasons.
  6. 6. Today tea bowls created on a pottery wheel can be purchased inexpensively. Some of these bows are made to look handmade.
  7. 7. Chawan created by Japan’s most famous potters can be worth hundreds to thousands of dollars .
  8. 8. <ul><li>Potters inscribe their initials onto the bottom of the tea bowl. </li></ul><ul><li>The guest of a tea ceremony will look to see who made the tea bowl, before drinking. </li></ul><ul><li>The quality of the tea bowl and the maker are admired by a tea ceremony participant. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Children, taking part in a tea ceremony
  10. 10. Japanese Tea Bowls
  11. 11. Chawan come in a wide variety of shapes and colors. There are different bowls for different occasions and seasons.
  12. 12. <ul><li>Potters inscribe their initials onto the bottom of the tea bowl. </li></ul><ul><li>The guest of a tea ceremony will look to see who made the tea bowl, before drinking. </li></ul><ul><li>The quality of the tea bowl and the maker are admired by a tea ceremony participant. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Handmade bowls are more organic and are made to look unique
  14. 14. What will your Chawan look like? What will your chopstick rest look like?

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