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Tea Bowl; named ‘Hatsushigure’


Artist Shigaraki ware
Period Momoyama period, late 16th - early 17th century
Materials and techniques Stoneware with natural ash glaze
Size H.8.8 MD.13.0×11.9 BD.7.0×6.3


This bowl, coated with an overlay of clay and fired, has burnt to a dark purplish brown color, with reddish yellow ash glaze partially covering the body and the foot creating a beautiful scenery, from which the bowl has been named "Hatsushigure", meaning the first wintry shower. The bowl featuring a misshapen trianglar mouth, a body with a dent on one side and a large sturdy foot, has a magnificent appearance reflecting the wabi aesthetic sense.

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