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Kuro Raku-yaki Chawan by Kitaguchi Museki


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This magnificent kuro raku-yaki chawan (black raku tea bowl) was made by a potter named Kitaguchi Museki, born in 1923. This potter works in the city of Nara, not far from Kyoto. His kiln is called Yamato-ryuo-gama. Kitaguchi Museki recently exposed in Tokyo (November 2010).

Black raku bowls have been some of the favorite vessels for the tea ceremony; the beautiful contrast of emerald tea with their dark robe is truly fascinating. More than 400 years ago, a Kyoto potter named Chojiro ( - 1592), guided by the great tea master Sen Rikyu (1522 – 1591), created a chalice that remains one of the standards of Japanese tea aesthetics. This particular chawan, with its radiant humbleness, is a great representative of the genre.

The chawan is signed, in perfect condition, and comes in a signed wooden box. Dimensions: 13 x 8 cm (5.2 x 3.2 in); weight 315g (11 oz)

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