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Japanese Tableware: Types and Uses

Japanese tableware is widely loved for its beauty and functionality. Japanese tableware that reflects Japan's food culture and history is becoming increasingly popular overseas.

This time, we will introduce the main types of teapots, teacups, and matcha tea bowls and how to use them.

1.Teapot(Kyusu):

A teapot (kyusu) is a vessel for brewing Japanese tea. You can add tea leaves, pour hot water, and enjoy delicious tea. Teapots come in a variety of designs and materials, so you can choose one that suits your tastes and uses.

Typical teapot production areas include Tokoname ware, Bizen ware, and Tamba ware. Depending on the material, there are subtle differences in the taste of tea.

2.Teacup(Yunomi):

A teacup (yunomi) is a small bowl for drinking hot tea or alcohol. It features a shape that fits comfortably in your hand and a pattern that allows you to take a breather.

Teacups are made from a variety of materials, including ceramic and porcelain. Arita ware, Kutani ware, Hagi ware, etc. are particularly famous production areas.

3.Matcha Tea Bowl(Matcha Chawan):

A matcha tea bowl (matcha chawan) is a bowl for whisking matcha, and is used as part of the tea ceremony. Special shapes and materials are used to bring out the rich aroma and flavor of matcha to the fullest.

There are different types of matcha tea bowls, including Raku ware, Kuro-raku ware, and Oribe ware, each with its own unique texture.

Hand-washing is generally recommended when cleaning Japanese tableware. If the dirt is heavy, use a neutral detergent. Be especially careful if it has gold or silver decorations.

Japanese tableware adds color to your dining table and enhances the flavor. Depending on the combination, you can enjoy various table coordinations.

It is perfect as a reward for yourself or a gift for a loved one. Our store, Omotenashi Ware, carries a selection of carefully curated Japanese tableware. Why not find your favorite item from our wide range of designs, from traditional to modern?

Please come and experience the charm of Japanese tableware at Omotenashi Ware store.

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