Onimaru Dark Large
Another beauty from Onimaru Yusuke. Designed to capture beautiful matcha aromas, and does it ever succeed. The brownish-black glossy glaze is delightful to hold; it's easy to get lost (in the best way) when you're holding this and sipping matcha. 4" tall, 3.25" diameter. Made in Fukuoka, Japan.
It's very special to own a tumbler from one of Japan's most distinguished ceramicists. The snifter shape for matcha's aroma and the earth tones of the beautiful brown glaze are quite elegant and enjoyable!
I have several traditional matcha bowls from Japan as well as a few ceramic pieces from Breakaway including the Onimaru Light. I have to say the Onimaru Dark has become my favorite. There is something deeply grounding in its color. Drinking matcha from it fills me with a quiet joy.