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Black Raku Tea Bowl, called GETSUYAKO

Raku Kichizaemon2006

Sagawa Art Museum

Sagawa Art Museum
Moriyama-Shi, Japan

The source of the name “GETSUYAKO” refers to the phase from a classical Chinese poem. The piece is made by using a hand-forming technique, which is the traditional style of Raku ware. The piece is entirely covered with a thin copper glaze, upon which a thick black glaze is painted. There are some scraped off parts at which a chromium glaze is painted. A lively wavy line is carved with a spatula one downside of the tea bowl. Like a classic metaphor ‘the moon comes over the mountains and the water flows into blue sky’, the figure articulates the state of that all nature, being harmonized with surroundings, is changing. The work is one of the “Ha no SHU” series.

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