Cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, fine unrefined Mino clay. Style (trimmed mouth, very controlled glaze) make it appear contemporary with the late Oribe bowls. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical white, feldspatic Shino glaze which has been poured and under which a decoration of brush strokes has been applied in iron oxide (oni ita) representing grass and fences.
Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding was left unglazed. The glaze has a beautiful crazing. The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620ies at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns. The bowl is well balanced in very good condition.
Size: 8,4 cm height x 11,3 cm in diameter.