Chawan

Chawan or tea bowl is a bowl used for preparing and drinking matcha in the Japanese tea ceremony. There are many types of chawan used in tea ceremony, and the choice of their use depends upon many considerations. In Japan, “chawan” also is the standard term for bowls for rice. If it is necessary to distinguish between them, bowls for rice are called gohan jawan, while the those for use in tea ceremony are called matcha-wan.