Our collection includes antique furniture (such as tansu,) antique through contemporary pottery from Japan, SE Asia, and America; folk textiles, woodblock prints, and other "komingu" (daily use items.) Contemporary pottery, prints, and other works are made by craftspeople inspired by Mingei, as well as wabi-sabi philosophy and aesthetics. We also retail a wide variety of Japanese tea and teawares, and promote tea education, through our Charaku Fine Japanese Tea website, www.charaku-tea.com.
Monday, March 21, 2005
Tea Bowl, Showroom (March '05)
In the foreground is a tea bowl by contemporary Korean potter, Shin Hyun-Chul, who enjoys a wide following of tea ware collectors in Japan. In Korean, the tea bowl known as "matcha jawan" in Japanese is called a "cha jya."