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Black Raku Tea Bow,l yakinuki type, called MIZU TENJO YORI KITARU

Raku Kichizaemon2006

Sagawa Art Museum

Sagawa Art Museum

The source of the name “MIZU TENJO YORI KITARU” refers to the phase from a classical Chinese poem. The piece is made by using a hand-forming technique and sculptural process of trimming, which is the traditional style of Raku ware. This is a thin, shoe-shaped tea bowl. The notched lip is rightly warped like mountain roads and partially trimmed with a spatula. An ash glaze coating the body is quite gentle and the area from the mouth to the low hip is covered with a cobalt glaze in a belt shape at an angle. The glaze scenery looks as if the Yellow river lasted throughout beyond the sky. This work is one of the “Day Voyage” series.

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