Login

Sale!
iga_rice_15_prodimg
iga_rice_15-5iga_rice_15-4iga_rice_15-3iga_rice_15-2iga_rice_15-1

$20.00 $16.00

Iga Ware Bowl

These Iga ware bowls are handmade so that they are individually slightly different. They can be used as rice bowls, or to serve small amount of food, such as salad, tofu, stewed vegetables, or even yogurt and oatmeal. Warm brown color will makes the food appear particularly appetizing. The bowls have a bumpy texture and surprisingly light to hold.

Even though Iga ware is naturally glazed, the structure is porous compared to porcelain. It is recommended to soak the pottery in water for 5 to 10 minutes prior to each use to saturate it, so that discoloration, stains and odor can be prevented. Also wash immediately after you finish using it. Avoid putting it in the dish washer, microwave, and oven.

3 in stock

Product Description

Iga ware is renowned for the tea bowls, ever since Sen no Rikyu, a founder of Japanese tea ceremony first cherished its rustic appearance. Today, the popularity of Iga ware is rising again in Japan. (Read more information about Iga ware.)

Iga is deep in the mountains. Even though it’s located in close vicinity to Nara and Kyoto, the area was hard to reach until railroads and highways were built. The potters who have workshops at Iga love the quality of the clay and the reclusiveness the area provides.

These Iga ware bowls are handmade so that they are individually slightly different. They can be used as rice bowls, or to serve small amount of food, such as salad, tofu, stewed vegetables, or even yogurt and oatmeal. Warm brown color will makes the food appear particularly appetizing. The bowls have a bumpy texture and surprisingly light to hold.

Even though Iga ware is naturally glazed, the structure is porous compared to porcelain. It is recommended to soak the pottery in water for 5 to 10 minutes prior to each use to saturate it, so that discoloration, stains and odor can be prevented. Also wash immediately after you finish using it. Avoid putting it in the dish washer, microwave, and oven.

Read more about Iga ware.

 

Diameter: 4-7/8″
Height: 2-1/2″
Weight: 6.2 ~ 6.8 oz (varies individually)

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Additional Information

Weight 42 oz
Dimensions 6 x 6 x 4 in

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Iga Ware Bowl”