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Rare Japanese Onta Chawan from Showa Era 33 (1958)


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1960: Item # 1348330

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Here is the only Onta Chawan of our collection: a rare and beautiful chawan of Onta ware, made in 1958 (the manufacting year is written on the originally signed wooden box).

The production dates back to the early 18th century. Onta ware is closely associated with Mingei folk art. The earth for the pottery is found in Onta in the mountains. It normally comes in the form of rocks and needs to be ground to a pulver. This is done by the usage of traditional water scoops or mills called kara-usu, which rely purely on the flow of the river. The wooden mills grind the earth into a powder, which is then washed and filtered multiple times to purify the material. It is then dried, sometimes over a large oven.

The fine technique of Onta ware Onta ware was inscribed by the national government in 1995 as an Intangible Cultural Property.

Mint condition.

Size: 8 cm height x 11 cm in diameter.

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