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Handmade and hand-painted matcha tea bowl from the Ikkyū kiln. The bowl is decorated with autumn foliage and the top of the pagoda that stands in the garden of the famous Daikakuji temple in Arashiyama, Kyoto. The uppermost section of the pagoda, the so-called "sōrin", is elaborately painted. Sōrin is the symbol of Buddhist teachings and reaching enlightenment. The inside of the tea bowl is painted black, enhancing the brilliant green of matcha. Kyo or Kiyomizu pottery looks back on 400 years of history and is now a symbol of Kyoto. To serve the desire of Aristocrats, tea masters, and culinary specialists of the era, Kyo or Kiyomizu pottery has incorporated design and artistry not only from Japan but also from China and the Korean Peninsula. Even up to now exquisite artistry and excellent craftsmanship are core qualities of Kyo ware: each piece is modeled and decorated carefully by hand.