A very attractive vintage chabako (tea box) including a complete small tea ceremony set. The set includes one chasen (whisk), one chashaku (spoon), one hishaku (water ladle), one kensui (rinse water bowl), one mizusashi (fresh water jar) and one chawan (tea bowl). The potteries are signed Ichiraku, a recognized Kyoto potter.
The set is in very good condition...
A superb haiki (ash container used during the tea ceremony), made by a master of the genre: Ogawa Choraku (1874-1939), founder of the Choraku lineage of raku potters.
Choraku studied under Keinyu (11th Raku) and Konyu (12th Raku) of the Raku family, and in 1904, with the support of Konyu, founded his own kiln in Kyoto...