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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1980: Item # 1214725

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Black Raku Chawan with Gold Repair Tayama Hounan
For centuries, tea connoisseurs coined the Japanese phrase, first is Raku, second Hagi and third Karatsu. The three are central within the way of tea and often seen in the form of tea bowls, flower containers, incense containers, etc. Raku was developed through the collaborative effort of Sen no Rikyu, the founder of Japanese tea ceremony and Chojiro the ceramic artist who founded the wares known as raku. Hagi and Karatsu are based on Korean wares imported to Japan during the late 16th century and the potters that immigrated to Japan along with the warriors who came back from Hideyoshi's campaign in Korea.

The bowl shown is a black raku bowl with cracks formed from the kiln and gold is used to fill in the cracked areas, giving the bowl a different expression of beauty. The work was made by the noted scholar and tea connoisseur, Tayama Hounan (1903-1989). Hounan served in the Ministy of Cultural Affairs conducting research and promoting the preservation of Japan's cultural assets. Hounan made this bowl approximately in 1980 in Hakone, Japan. Hounan titled the piece, hatsukoi. If directly translated, the word would mean the first carp, but a pun is made where the title is synonymous to first love.

Age: 1980

Size: Diameter : 4.25" height: 3.75"



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