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For over twenty-five years, Ajiki Hiro has concentrated on perfecting the central element in the Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu), the teabowl (chawan). As an artist, Ajiki views the tea ceremony as an intimate form of communication between the host and their guest, as well as a shared spiritual experience. Ajiki’s goal is to express his energy and personality through his teabowls. He further elaborates:

“The small space embraced within your palms [when holding a teabowl] becomes a mirror to reflect both yourself and the world around you, telling a story… the tea ceremony itself offers a space and time for communication as participants share equally in the moment.”