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Hagi Chawan by Sakakura Shinbei XV

Hagi Chawan by Sakakura Shinbei XV

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Directory: Artists: Ceramics: Pottery: Bowls: Contemporary: Item # 1340974
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This Hagi chawan (tea bowl from the Hagi pottery tradition) is a superb example of the genre, made by a master potter, Sakakura Shinbei XV (b. 1972). Sakakura Shinbei is a worldwide recognized artist. As a direct descendant of the founders of Hagi ware, he is one of the guardians of a four hundred year old tradition

The chawan was given the name "如意" (Nyoi) by Tachibana Daiki (1898-2005) a Zen master from Daitoku-ji, a major Zen temple located in Kyoto. (A close translation of"Nyoi", in my humble opinion, would be "assent". It is a word which was used by samurai, and in the tea ceremony world.)

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The tea bowl is in excellent condition and bears the seal of its maker. It will be shipped with the original signed wooden box.

Dimensions: 13.8 x 8.5 cm (5.5 x 3.4 in), weight 303g (10.6 oz)

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Worldwide shipping: EMS (with insurance and tracking) $41

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