Antique, tea ceremony utensils and Raku chawan We deal with antiques and tea ceremony utensils in Gion, Kyoto. 

We have a great collections of black and red tea bowls, tea ceremony equipments of the Raku family from Chojiro the 1st, Joukei, Nonkau to Kichizaemon Raku the 15th.In the Momoyama period (the 16th century), the first Raku ware was made by Chojiro, the founder of Raku ware, after receiving orders from Se no Rikyu, Japan's most famous Tea Ceremony artist. Chojiro's unique skill of hand forming h...

So, let's have tea now. Where should we have them? At the living room? In the garden? During our vacation? Sitting below the cherry blossoms would be nice as well. If you have a "Chyakago", a basket to contain equipments for tea ceremony, and hot water, you can have tea time any where. Inside the "Chyakago", everything you need to make tea is there. Tea bowl, chyaki (a container for tea powder)... (2019-2-1)

Uno Shoten will hold "Tea Bowl exhibition". We will exhibit various types of tea bowls, such as Korean, Raku and Japanese. We will also serve green tea, "matcha", at our tea room where you do not have to sit directly on the tatami floor. (2019-2-1)

We are offering best Raku wares of from Chojiro the 1st to Raku Kichizaemon the 15th and other beautiful tea utensils. (2019-2-1)

Tokyo Art & Antiques has closed its 3 exciting days. Art lovers, repeaters and many first-time visitors, thank you for visiting us! We have received some nice messages too. We will be reporting our event soon on the website. Please look forward.   Dear visitors, If you have time, it would be very kind of you to answer few question at our questionnaire form. Your comments would really help u... (2018-4-29)

Recently, I find myself regularly using the phrase “urushi (lacquar) coated wooden bowl with rice” in my lectures. Urushi bowls are different from the ceramic ones, as they have low thermal conductivity and keep the heat longer. As urushi absorbs the moisture of the delicious warm rice, you can eat even the last grains of it. After one of my talks on urushi bowls, Yûta Miura approached me and m... (2018-2-5)

We are offering best Raku wares of from Chojiro the 1st to Raku Kichizaemon the 15th and other beautiful tea utensils. (2018-2-5)