Feel the nature of Okinawa! Yachimun's 10 Makai (Tea Bowls)

Hello! This is Taki from the Uchiru Editorial Department, a pottery market that you can enjoy at home.

Okinawa's pottery "Yachimun" is a gentle pottery that allows you to feel the gentleness and strength of nature. One of the reasons for its popularity is its earthy, thick, and solid atmosphere.

This time, I would like to introduce a tea bowl made by Yachimun.

Yachimun bowl called "Makai"

In the Okinawan dialect, a bowl-like bowl is called "makai."
Although the bottom part is taller, Okinawan Makai is more stable than regular rice bowls. The appeal of Makai is the sense of relief that makes you feel deeply rooted in the earth.

In particular, the 4-inch makai is the perfect size for rice bowls and small bowls. Okinawa Yachimun's makai has a different charm from the usual rice bowls, and will change the atmosphere of your usual dining table a little.

I would like to introduce Yachimun's rice makai that you will want to include in your next meal.

THE Yachimun ~Traditional Meal Makai~

4 inch makai Goth arabesque pottery Tsuboya ware Toshin kiln Yachimun


Toshin Kiln's 4-inch makai depicting auspicious arabesque patterns.

Karakusa is said to be the most common traditional pattern among Yachimun's patterns. The ivy that extends in all directions is a symbol of eternity, longevity, and prosperity, and represents "eternity and unchangeability."

The goth color of the ecru is beautiful, with refreshing blues like cobalt blue and indigo blue, and the amber color adds a sense of calm.

The Toshin Kiln that makes this Makai is known for its dynamic and lively brush strokes. These gentle and refreshing vessels make you feel the pulsation of the Okinawa land and the gentleness of the sea.

There is also a Deigo arabesque pattern that depicts Okinawa's prefectural flower in different patterns.

4-inch makai, red-grained, pottery, Tsuboya ware, Toshin kiln, Yachimun

The 4-inch makai, also made by Toshin Kiln, stands out beautifully in red and pale blue against a black background. The bright green and yellow that are subtly included also serve as accents.
The inside has a soft, unbleached white feel. This work allows you to enjoy the contrast between black and white backgrounds and bright colors.

4-inch makai ring pottery clay workshop pottery thread Yachimun

A 4-inch makai made by Dokobo Toito, whose combination of smooth, glossy amber and bright indigo resembles the land and sea of ​​Okinawa. The pattern of continuous circles gives it a fresh feel.

The circle has a glossy glaze, and the brushed edges on the waist have a rough texture. The warm pattern and smooth lines of the pottery blend in easily with other pottery.

3.5 size Makai Ame pottery Nomo Pottery Manufacturing Yachimun

Nomo Ceramic Manufacturing's 3.5-inch makai has a fun round pattern in two colors, amber and pale green, drawn in a dynamic manner.

Augsya (green glaze) dripping down inside the bold hand-drawn circle with candy gives it a simple yet beautiful feel. The bowl is a little smaller, so it's perfect for people with small hands.

We also have ``Augusya'' and ``Itchin'' with different patterns and sizes.

Pop and casual ~Stylish and modern food~

4 inch makai shinogi black pottery Tsuchinohi Yachimun

Makai of Shinogi, with beautiful flowing lines on a matte black background. This is Tsuchinohi's makai, where the rustic texture of the earth peeks out between the carvings.

The contrast between the black outside and the beige inside creates a calming impression. It seems like it would complement any ingredient, but I think egg-cooked rice looks very vibrant.

We also have ``Shinogi Shiro'' in different colors and ``Tobikanna'' in different patterns.

Rice Bowl Small Mokumoku Gray Semi-Porcelain Convex Convex Manufacturing Yogimichiko Yachimun

This rice bowl is made by Michiko Yogi from Deko-Toko Seisakusho and has a lovely pale, gentle gray color and cloud-like curves. It has a pop and cute atmosphere, but the form is a fine Makai.

This pottery is easy to handle as it is made of half-porcelain, which combines the warmth of earthenware with the durability of porcelain. In addition to rice, you can also serve it with granola or yogurt.

One-of-a-kind flat-painted makai pottery workshop Futagodo Yachimun

Makai painted by the unique workshop Futagodo, which gives off the atmosphere of an ancient mural.

Red bengara (bengara) is a natural ingredient extracted from the soil, and is a material that has been popular in Japanese life since ancient times. It has been used for pottery, lacquerware, and as red lacquer lacquer for houses.

The unique little bird depicts the universe, including the moon, stars, and trees, in the color of the earth called Red Garla.

Nordic taste ~Borderless food~

Makai 4 size Deigo pottery mug Yachimun

One of the charms of mug's work is that it retains a Yachimun-like feel while also having a lovely Scandinavian-style atmosphere. Since we use soil and other materials from Sesoko Island, which is famous for its spectacular beaches, you can feel the strength of Yachimun.

Makai, which has Okinawa's prefectural flower, Deigo, drawn with delicate brush strokes on a calm and chic background, has a toned-down color tone overall, making it a tableware that feels bitter.

Deigo has powerful vermilion flowers and is an early summer Okinawa tradition, famous for its ``Shima Uta.'' This is a pattern unique to Yachimun.

Makai 4 size series dot pottery mug Yachimun

The 4-inch makai has a series of plump dots that look like adorable fruits, and also look like sea foam full of vitality. It's simple, but it looks rich inside.

The clean shape will make even simple white rice look modern and stylish.

Makai 4 size dot pottery mug Yachimun

Simple but cute 4-inch makai with a dot pattern.

It's a pop polka dot pattern, but it's not childish at all.It's a calm polka dot pattern that gives you a sense of the richness of the earth. Due to its simple appearance, it blends seamlessly into your dining table. In addition to rice, it would also go well with juicy ohitashi or shiratama zenzai for snack time.


Rice is said to be a traditional Japanese food that has been around since the Yayoi period.

Aren't there many people who feel bliss just by seeing the steam rising from freshly cooked rice? The tea bowl may be the type of container that appears most often on Japanese dining tables.

Since we touch things a lot, we believe that if we choose the items that fit our hands the best and are comfortable with us, our daily dining table will feel safer and warmer.

If you would like to see more of Yachimun's utsuwa, please take a look here.

Yachimun list page

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I hope you find your favorite pottery and enjoy your daily table scenes even more!