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Old Kutani Ware Tea Pot with Noh Lyrics - Meiji Period

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1920: Item # 1266095

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Tasteful and very fine Japanese Tea Pot of Kutani Yaki with painted lyrics written on it of the No (aka Noh or Nogaku) theatre.

Although it has already an age of more than 100 years its in great condition with no cracks or repairs. You can get a rare and delicate ceramic of the Meiji Period.

A tasteful gift for passionate lovers of the Japanese Culture - ready to use it for a tea ceremony. Don't miss out.

A historical note: together with the closely related kyōgen farce, Noh evolved from various popular, folk, and aristocratic art forms, including Dengaku, Shirabyoshi, and Gagaku.

Kan'ami and his son Zeami Motokiyo brought Noh to what is essentially its present-day form during the Muromachi period (1336 to 1573) under the patronage of the powerful Ashikaga clan, particularly the third shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. It would later influence other dramatic forms such as Kabuki and Butoh. During the Meiji era, although its governmental patronage was lost, Noh and kyōgen received official recognition as two of the three national forms of drama.

By tradition, Noh actors and musicians only rehearse together once, a few days before the actual performance. Generally, each actor, musician, and chorus member practises his or her fundamental movements, songs, and dances independently, under the tutelage of a senior member of the school. Thus, the mood of a given performance is not set by any single performer but established by the interactions of all the performers together. In this way, Noh could be seen as exemplifying the medieval Japanese aesthetics of transience, exemplified by the saying of Sen no Rikyu, "ichi-go ichi-e", 'one chance, one meeting'.

Size: 10cm height x 10,5 width.

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