Thursday, August 19, 2010

Matcha with tea bowl of your choice

Seto-city where I live is famous for ceramics. There is a community center called Setogura. It has cnfrence rooms, a hall, restaurant, ceramic shops and small ceramic museum. On this summer holidays, we took my grandfather to the museum.

The museum displays old style ceramic factory, implements or process of manufacture. And there is a small café space in the museum. They have a collection of tea bowls made by ceramic artist from Seto. You can enjoy matcha with one of the tea bowls of your choice. It was so fun to look for a favorite tea bowl from a large selection. I could not decide the one right away. I walked back and forth in front of the showcase. The tea tested much nicer with the tea bowl. My grandfather was also satisfied with the tea and the tea bowl. We had a really good time. It was 500yen, and came with sweets.

This is the tea bowl that Hiro chose.

My choice

My grandfather’s choice

My mother’ choice


  1. What kind of sweets were they? I am always very curious of the sweets you post about, what they taste like and what they're made of.

  2. I agree with this questions by Senchaholic. I wonder this too...

    This sweets on the picture ahead looks very fishy! :) Like jelly-fish!

  3. Konnichwa!

    I hope you are well. Thank you for visiting my blog and your comment. I write about the sweets on the today’s post, please check it out. Thanks. Have a nice day!!