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Tea Bowl by great Chozaemon Ohi with judgement box

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1970: Item # 1258130

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This is a tea bowl of Japanese OHI pottery ware, which was made about 50 years ago by famous Chozaemon Ohi (1901-1986).

It has a fantastic black glaze. The work and the box has the sign of the 9th. Chozaemon Ohi. His name is inherited from the Edo era.

The Ninth Chozaemon was the son of the Eigth Chozaemon who had been making tea utencils from age sixteen until his death at age eighty-six. At 26,he received his title of Ninth Ohi Chozaemon following after his father. In the early 1900's, the awareness and appreciation of the tea ceremony and the utencils that accompanied it was not present however, later in the century the cultural preservation of this tradition and renewed interest allowed the artists and makers of tea wares to prosper. The Ninth Ohi Chozaemons' drive to remain contemporary while still preserving the Ohi tradition led him to display many of his works in public exhibitions including the Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts in Contemporary Society. His works not only reflect the influence of generations before but also that of the rapidly changing contemporary environment. In 1970, he received the gold award of tea and culture from the 14th Urasenke Grand Tea Master, Tantansai(1893`1964). In 1978, he was named Toudosai by the 15th Urasenke Grand Tea Master, Hounsai. After receiving this honor, he signed his wares using both names Chozaemon Ohi and Toudosai. Matsunaga Jian(1875`1971), a famous tea master, was one of the Ninth Chozaemons' greatest patrons. Their relationship led to the creation of many tea bowls which are now displayed in the Ohi Museum Collection. His talents and skills are most revealed through his tea bowls with Ohi black Glaze. It is said that he was a very calm and humble individual his entire life which also is reflected in his works.

The lid back of the box has the appraisal of the monk Kaido Fujii (1898-1984). He was famous monk. He was the chief priest of a Rinzai sect Daitoku Temple group's Sangen-In temple. He has named this tea bowl "SEN-SHIN" It means purifying the heart.

Size: Width 4.7'' - length 4.7'' - height 3.1'' - weight 360 g. Signed box 690 g.

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