This is a beautiful Otsukimi bowl made by Mushimegane Books that comes in a white colour. It's quite stunning with it being so pure and has a nice presence when sat in a room.
Tsukimi or Otsukimi, literally moon-viewing, refers to Japanese festivals honouring the autumn moon. As a tradition the Japanese offer up food, such as sweet potatoes and chestnuts, and this is partly where this ceramic piece has derived from, or shall I say has been inspired from.
It's a wonderful shape that almost looks like the moon from above and has a luminous look to it, as the light shines you see all the different textures and the outer wall nearly becomes see-through. Suitable for both functional and decorative use.
Please bear in mind that these are individually made by hand so each one may differ slightly from the photo, they all have their own character.
Approx Measurements: 7cm in height x 11cm in diameter