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

Chawan - Nice infographic explaining the different Japanese terms for different parts of the tea cup (Chawan).

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Traditional Japanese tea bowl shapes, labeled with their names in English and Japanese.

KURO-CHAWAN (Black Tea Bowl)  OKADA, Yuh  (Hagi artist)

KURO-CHAWAN (Black Tea Bowl) OKADA, Yuh (Hagi artist)

Chawan: Simply, some of the hardest works of pottery to create | The Japan Times

Chawan: Simply, some of the hardest works of pottery to create

In the world of Japanese traditional ceramics there is not one form held in higher esteem than a chawan, a "mere" bowl used to serve whipped green tea.

Shino - Kurojino Chawan - like the naked clay showing through it (try latex on black mountain)

Shino - Kurojino Chawan - like the naked clay showing through it (try latex on black mountain) Más

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