Our Zen ceramic Tubs and Basins are hand crafted at Shigaraki region of Japan, near Kyoto. Shigaraki dates to the medieval period and is one of the six ancient kilns of Japan.

During the Muromachi period (1333-1573), Sado, "way of tea" became increasingly popular. The simple beauty of Shigaraki pottery was ideal for use in the tea ceremony which often associated with Zen Buddhism. It represents the Japanese aesthetic concepts of wabi and sabi, the fulfillment of a sensibility beyond the incompleteness of material things. The tea masters of the succeeding centuries favor this natural type of pottery for its Zen-like simplicity and rusticity, making Shigaraki ware one of Japan's most revered ceramic styles.

Our Zen Ceramic Tubs and Basins are created by Japanese ceramic artists in Shigaraki who continue their traditions, using materials and skills passed down through generations. No two pieces are alike, and the rough beauty of the pottery has no counterpart in other areas of Japan nor in the rest of the world.
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