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Matcha Starter Set “Shoshin”

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Maiko Matcha Starter Set: Shoshin

This “Shoshin” Matcha Starter Set includes all of the essential tools you need to prepare a delicious bowl of Matcha. In Japanese, shoshin means “beginner’s mind,” and reveals an eagerness to learn and an openness to new experiences. We hope our beginner’s set helps initiate you into the world of Matcha you are sure to thoroughly enjoy.

Net weight: Maccha Kyo Mukashi 30g (1.05 oz) in caddy
Matcha Bowl (Bankoyaki)Chasen 80 tins Chashaku”( oz)
Shipping weight: 1200g

How to take care of your Matcha tea set

About whisk maker Kizou Nakata


Maiko Matcha Starter Set: Shoshin

Matcha “Kyo Mukashi” 30g

This is a high quality Matcha commonly used in Japanese tea ceremonies (cha-no-yu). It is a classic, thin-style Matcha (Usucha), high in antioxidants and very popular with our customers. The tea is rich with an intense, green colour and sweet, aromatic aftertaste. It comes in a 30 g (about 1.05 oz) hermetically, double-sealed tin.
Matcha “Kyo Mukashi”


Banko-Yaki Matcha Bowl

Banko-yaki is famous for its use of purple clay.
Banko started about 300 years ago in Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture.
The kiln that created this line of pottery hoped that their products would last forever, and stamped the letters 萬古不易 (banko fueki: never changing, everlasting) onto their vessels.

Initially, Banko used white or yellow clay; however, these types are now used off, and the clay presently used is 紫泥 (shidei: purple clay).

Measurements: Diameter Top 120 x Height 80 x Diameter Bottom 50mm Weight: 220g Capacity: 330ml
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Kisen Chasen 80 Pon-Date

The 80 pon-date chasen is the most common whisk used for preparing Matcha tea.

This whisk — made from the finest quality ash bamboo (hachiku) grown in the extremely cold climate of the Korean highlands — was produced under the strict guidance and scrutiny of the Nakata Kisen bamboo atelier.

Measurements: height 110 mm, diameter 58 mm
Other tea ceremony ware


Chashaku (Takayama, Ikoma, Nara Japan)

This plain chashaku is the most common version of bamboo spoon used for green tea powder.
Length: 180mm


Nakata Kizo, whisk maker and bamboo craftsman

Kizo Nakata was born in 1940 in Takayama, Ikoma, Nara Prefecture.

Though he was the son of a rice farmer, at the age of 14, he was sent to acquire skillful hands by learning to make whisks as an apprentice. After 6 years of study, he continued to learn various techniques before becoming independent at the age of 25.

In 1975, he founded the Kizo Nakata company, which presently produces about half of Japan’s whisks.


Matcha bowls
Other tea ceremony ware
Matcha teaware sets
Easy visual instructions on How to prepare Matcha


Points of attention (please read before ordering)


Please note that we order Matcha tools from various suppliers and will ship them as soon as they have been delivered to us.


Please do not use a dishwasher, microwave oven, or electric oven.


About your chasen:
A bamboo whisk is a very delicate tea utensil that might have to be replaced when the tines wear off or break.
When left moist, it might also produce mold. Please replace your whisk if you detect mold on it or if several tines are broken.
About your chashaku:
A bamboo scoop is a very delicate Matcha tea utensil.
Please do not use it with force or bend it unduly, as it might break. Always keep it clean and dry.
Please replace it if you detect any traces of mold.


Weight 1 kg


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