Makuzu Ware by Miyagawa Kosai Dish Set 10 Pieces
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 2000: item # 1223032
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19 Nikaido, Kamakura City
Kanagawa Pref. 248-0002 JAPAN
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It is a dish shaped flower of chrysanthemum with very beautiful color of yellow by Miyagawa Kosai.
Makuzu-yaki (Makuzu ware) is a pottery that Miyagawa Kosai produces pottery at Higashiyama in Kyoto.
Miyagawa Kosai mainly produces the pottery used in the tea ceremony.
The Miyagawa family came to Kyoto in the late 1600's and set up a pottery materials and repair business.
Later, the Miyagawa family split into two main branches, lead by Jihei and Chobei, and both branches continued to be involved in pottery.
From the beginning of the 1800's, one of Chobei's descendants, Chozo Miyagawa started making pottery on a full scale.
He named his pottery Makuzu-yaki (Makuzu ware).
Chozo crafted a large number of elegant Kyoto-style pottery works, mainly tea utensils.
These are prized and admired very much by tea ceremony lovers.
This dish is a called "Mukouzuke", the dish for side dishes (not rice or soup) at Japanese traditional banquet.
The condition is in excellent, no chip and no crack.
On the one dish, on the base, there are very minor wear.
Signed a mark of Makuzu on the each base.
It comes with original signed kiri-box, Tomobako.
Measurements about : 14cm(5.5") X 19cm(7.5") X 5cm(2")Tall.