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Japanese Antique Mingei Urushi Katakuchi Johoji-nuri

Japanese Antique Mingei Urushi Katakuchi Johoji-nuri

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1321396

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Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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Johoji-nuri katakuchi (container with a beak) which was made in Morioka in Iwate Pref. in Tohoku. According to the document, Johoji-nuri wares were first produced in early 8th century at the Johoji Temple by Buddhist monks for their own use such as soup bowl, rice bowl and katakuchi. This one has some cuts and a crack. 19th century. Diameter with a beak:27.5cm H:14.5cm