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Kenzan Style Oimatsu Motif Bowl Heian Shonzui Kiln

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Kenzan Style Oimatsu Motif Bowl Heian Shonzui Kiln

The bowl is used in a tea gathering to serve moist sweets to guests. The motif, material, and design of the bowl is choosen by the host as part of the theme of the gathering. This bowl contains motif of pines in winter and might be used for a gathering on new year's.

The bowl is done in the Kenzan style. Ogata Kenzan, along with his brother Ogata Korin founded the Rinpa school in the 17th century changed the way Japanese art was produced through literary allusions and simple designs. Their works became popular outside of Japan in the late 19th century and new Rinpa movements were established to meet the demands.

The bowl was made by the noted kiln, Shonzui in Kyoto. The studio has been in operation for nearly 300 years and centers on producing mishima and hakeme style works (Korean ware designs).

Age: 20th century

Size: Diameter: 7.5" Height: 4"

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