Kosometsuke Dish with Rahan design


The dish based on humorous Rakan.The outstanding design is amazing.

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PeriodMing dynasty(First half of the 17th century)
ConditionPerfect(There is peeling at the edge)
Mouth diameter18.6cm
Bottom diameter7.0cm
DependentWood box
SKU: 190903-5 Category:



 Kosometsuke is a underglaze blue that was burned in jingdezhen-kiln around the tenkei (1621~27) years of the ming dynasty.
Especially known as a work for japan.
It is roughly divided into tea utensils and daily necessities that are custom-made items from japanese tea people.
The category of tea utensils is thick in general.
At the end of the ming dynasty, japanese tea people actively ordered tea utensils.
Most of the works have peeling at the edge due to the difference in shrinkage between the substrate and glaze.
This phenomenon is called “mushikui” because it looks as if a bug has crawled.
Usually it is a drawback, but japanese tea people rated it as an aesthetic effect.


Explanation of the design

 Rahan is an abbreviation for Arakhan.
Originally it was one of Buddha’s names, Later generations mainly refer to saints who have reached the highest level of the enlightenment in hinayana buddhism.
“Unlearned” in the sense that there is no learning,
It is said to be “Arhat” in the sense that it deserves to be respected and memorial service.