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Contemporary black Raku chawan named âWa-izumiâ

Contemporary black Raku chawan named “Wa-izumi”

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This is a very fine example of the more conservative and traditional Raku chawan (tea bowl) which was made by the potter named Ichiraku. There is not much biographical information available on him. The chawan was named “Wa-Izumi” by Zen master Kanshu Roshi at the Daitoku Temple in Japan, the leading temple of the Rinzai Sect in Japan. The inside of the lid of the box is signed by him with the name of the chawan. Chawan named in this fashion are quite rare. It is 3 ¼” high and 4 ½” wide and is in perfect condition.