Old-Takatori Fresh-Water Container(Early 17th century)

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It is the masterpiece of old-takatori(uchigaso kiln)with plenty of madara glaze. Fine iron particles contained in the soil melt, and pine ash, which is the fuel for firing the kiln, naturally hangs on it, and the reduction firing creates beautiful blue and black spots on the milky white surface. The lip has a stepped edge to serve as a lid holder, and the rich appearance will soothe your heart. At uchigaso kiln, fresh-water container was one of the most important items. Since ancient times, there has been a custom in farming villages to offer crops to the mid autumn moon and give thanks for the harvest. Taro that can be harvested at this time was dedicated. “Kinukatsugi”, which was named by Ennousai-Soshitsu, is an autumn dish in which taro is steamed with the skin on and eaten after the skin is removed. It was named after the costume worn by women in the heian period. The smooth peeled taro looks like a white round moon, so it is also a wish for a harmonious and abundant harvest.

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Edo Period
Uchigaso kiln
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Painted Lid
Urasenke 13th Ennousai-Soshitsu Appraisal(Poetic Name:Kinukatsugi)
There are some repairs with makie at the edge

It meets the excellent base and beautiful glaze, excellent condition and first class work. Repair of autumn leaves by a makie artist has reached the realm of art where you can feel the atmosphere of autumn.


Uchigaso kiln 1614-1624

Uchigaiso kiln is a kiln with more advanced firing capabilities than the eimanjitakuma kiln. Using a variety of sophisticated techniques such as ash glaze, madara glaze, iron glaze, feldspar glaze, copper glaze, and beating, unique and bold tea utensils favored by Oribe were created. The nogata city board of education conducted excavations from 1979 to 1981. A large scale kiln with a total length of 46.5m, tea utensils such as chaire, tea bowl, fresh-water container, vase, and plate were made. Many daily necessities have also been found in the old kiln. Based on this research report, many works that were thought to be karatsu ware, agano ware, and hagi ware were transferred to uchigaiso kiln.