Brilliant yellow glazed walls are inscribed with Tea Utensils and a cartouche made from Kanji characters on this three legged Binkake Hibachi for use in Sencha steeped tea. It comes in an old wooden box dated summer 1923, stamped and signed by Asamoto Kakuzan. It is 18 x 20 x 13 inches (46 x 51 x 33 cm) and is in fine condition. The signature cartouche on the brazier itself is dated 1922 in the Chinese style.
The Ash will be removed before shipping. If desired it can be bagged and included. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately for this piece.
Asamoto Kakuzan (1885-1956) was born in Tsuyama, Okayama. At the age of two he was sent to work as apprentice to potter Asano Fusayoshi, returning to Tsuyama later in life, where he set up a kiln specializing in Nanban-yaki. He is buried in Daishinji Temple, at the foot of the old Tsuyama Castle ruins. For more see the book “Asamoto Kakuzan no Togei” (1993)