Yatsushiro Rhombus Water Container with Design of Kyogenbakama（Edo Period）
This is the yatsushiro ware（kouda ware）, which uses the inlay technique to express kyogenbakama（a design similar to a kyogen performer's hakama design). Rhombus water container have also been found in karamono and sue ware, and a high degree of technical skill was required to assemble and fire the surfaces without contradiction through board making. Its name comes from its resemblance to the rhombus fruit of an aquatic plant, and since rhombus has strong fertility, it also symbolizes wishes for prosperity of descendants and a rich harvest. Because the rhombus fruit is hard and sharp, it is also called "Makibishi", and it also has the meaning of "Amulet " as it was used by ninjas who were scattering it to escape from enemies. The inscription on the box indicates that it was presented in the fall of 1845.
- Edo Period
- Painted Lid
Old Wooden Box
Mushakoujisenke 13th Urinsai-Tokuo Appraisal
- Excellent Condition
There is a kiln scratch at the edge
The white inlay is clearly visible on the soft base. There is a kiln scratch that occurred during the production process, but there is no problem with use.
Mushakoujisenke 13th Urinsai-Tokuo 1913-1999
In 1941, Mushakoujisenke 13th Urinsai-Tokuo became the son in law of Mushakoujisenke 12th Ukosai-Chosho. In 1953, succeeded to the Mushakoujisenke 13th grand tea master. In 1964, opend japan’s first tea ceremony vocational school “Sensado Bunka Gakuin”. In 1983, named “Tokuo”. In 1989, transfered the headship of the family to eldest son Futetsusai and named himself “Soan”. A graduate of Kyoto Imperial University, applied his knowledge to tea ceremonies and was known as an intellectual grand tea master. Devoted himself to the flourishing of modern tea ceremony culture, and resolutely held his own will and goals high.