Chawan

A chawan (茶碗; literally `tea bowl`) is a bowl used for preparing and drinking tea. There are many types of chawan used in East Asian tea ceremonies. The choice of their use depends upon many considerations. ==History== Chawan originated in China. The earliest chawan in Japan were imported from China between the 13th through the 16th century......
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Chawan

A formal tea bowl, used in tea ceremonies
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