益子焼 Yoshizawa kiln Polar bear "Katakuchi" bowl

$29.00 USD


A small face, a plump big butt, and a round tail. This is such a creative idea!

The color is matt white. The mouth part is like "katakuchi" bowl-( A katakuchi is a spouted bowl traditionally used for serving sake.) But of course you can use it a snack bowl or soup bowl or as you like. It is such an item that creates a fun atmosphere just by placing it on the table.

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  • Length ( including tail) x width: 14.5~ 15 x9.5 cm; Height: 6.7cm ( There may be 5mm~1cm difference in measurement due to handmade)
  • Made in Japan
  • Hand made

Care instruction

  • Microwave safe
  • Dishwasher safe

About the Casting method




The pottery of Yoshizawa Kiln is all handmade, it is not recommended for those who prefer neatly arranged pottery. Even if they are made the same thing, they are all different in size, shape and color.

You can see fine iron dots, blue dots, unevenness, and small holes in the handmade vessels. There are individual differences on the pattern of the edges. You can feel the unevenness, pooling, and flow of the glaze on some pieces. Some of the bottoms have swirly wavy lines.


Be careful when using a metal spoon! Light colored dishes such as white and gray, may leave traces called “metal marks” when rubbed strongly with a metal spoon. This is because metal is weaker than pottery, and fine pieces of metal chipped off due to friction enter the cracks of the pottery and remain.

Vessel Usage and Maintenance

About the brand

One of the most hot and famous kilns in Japan nowadays. All products are hand made so the wait time is always long. The kiln has many hundreds of products. Welcomed by female buyers, the stores  of the kiln always have a long line whenever new products are released. 


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