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Nice infographic explaining the different Japanese terms for different parts of the tea cup.


beingtowardsauthenticity: Tea Bowl Feet! There are about a billion pretty ways to tie your shoes.


Ko-bizen chawan. "That is why I turn to the works of the ancient masters and seek to read their hearts. Nothing makes me happier than to discover, little by little, that I can read the heart of some ancient potter - for I too want my work to be a reflection of the heart. When I succeed in creating a piece straight from the heart, I can't help slapping my knee and thinking "This is how it was for the ancients!" * (* A quote from THE ART OF ROSANJIN by Cardozo and Hirano)