Mr Kato is coming to the UK to preside and serve at two such ceremonies and the Goldmark event will be the only one outside of London. Goldmark has also commissioned a exclusive limited number of 20 teabowls (chawan) from him. These will be the only Kato chawan available during the visit and these, almost mystical, Japanese tea bowls will be available to buy after the ceremony.
Ryotaro Kato was born  into a potter’s family with 220 years of history. His late grandfather Takuo Kato [1917-2005] was certificated as a Japanese Living National Treasure and Ryotaro grew up immersed in the traditional skills and culture of pottery.