Kato Shunji, the third(1944~)
Made during the Year of the Rabbit in 1987
Size: Diameter 12.8cm Height 7.5cm
Kato Shunji comes from a large family of potters from the Seto area of Aichi prefecture where notables such as Kato Shuntai produced amazing works to be used in the way of tea, or chanoyu.
This tea bowl depicts a rabbit made from snow almost...
Age: 20th century Size: Diameter 2.25" Height1.8"
Age: Late Showa Period Size: Diameter 3.9" Height 3.5"
Late Showa Period
Size: To Come
The warabi or bracken is a plant native to Japan and often consumed during the spring season. In Japanese lacquer, this motif was often used by noted lacquer artists such as Hara Yoyusai and Hon'ami Koetsu in their works.
Period: Showa Period
Size: Diameter 10.25" Height 4.25"
The procedures for setting the charcoal for the hearth or the brazier is an important part of the way of tea. The finest baskets are used since the charcoal used is a specific type of wood and style only used in tea and not many in Japan produce this type of charcoal...
Size:Diameter 6.5" Height 3"
Typically the kensui or the waste water receptacle is either shaped in the form of a jar or a large bowl. These types are based on forms found in the early history of the tea ceremony in Japan. Later, artists and masters developed different shapes to impress visitors and to add flavor to the gatherings held. This Tanba ware kensui is done in the form of a raised folded shaped container...
Size: Diameter 3.7" x Height 3.2"
Artist: Kengyo (Katsuo?)
The bowl is known as a tsutsu chawan or a tall cylindrical tea bowl. This bowl is used during the cold months of late autumn to winter to promote a sense of warmth to the guest who will consume the tea. The bowl is given the name, Zangetsu. The name is translated as the lingering moon or a crescent moon...
9"x 9"x 1"
The philosopher, Chuang Tzu was known for his contemplative stories and philosophy on life. One legend of Chuang Tzu describes where he was asleep and contemplated if the dream he had of a butterfly. He questioned of the dual realities if he was in the dream of the human form or if his dream of being a butterfly was reality. This philosophy, in some ways, relates with the modern theories in theoretical physics with certain dimensions and worlds.
Diameter : 2.5" height: 2.5"
Tea caddies are often perceived as being made from a wooden core and lacquered is coated on the caddy. However, there are other caddies that retain the wooden form, giving a separate aesthetic quality. Often, these wooden caddies are made from black persimmon, Chinese hardwoods, or fine Japanese woods.
Work emulating an original design by Nakamura Sotetsu, one of the artists, purveyor to the Sen Families
Size: Diameter : 3.25" height: 2"
The form of the koma, or the top like shape is the symbol of the Sen family which was also a symbol that the family was closely associated with the Toyotomi shogunate. The tradition began with the Ashikaga Shoguns giving their insignia to their top artists...
Condition: Tray has been used and a small chip is found on the bottom of the tray.
Size: Diameter 11.6 in : Height 1.3 in
The large size is rather unsual and not often seen in comparison to the standard size tsutsu chawan.
Age: Late 20th century.
Size: Diameter 4.3 in : Height 4.1 in
Diameter: 7.29" Height: 9.25"
Age: 20th century.
The Kodaiji motif originates from the temple founded by Hideyoshi's wife, Nene in the late 16th century...