In the beginning of the 17th century, the Tea Ceremony culture (chanoyū) flourished in Japan. Pots such as tea bowls, water jars and vases where made with powerful and unprecedented aesthetics under the guidance of the samurai tea master Furuta Oribe (1543-1615) at the time of the Iga daimyo Tsutsui Sadatsugu (1562-1615), Tōdō Takatora (1556-1630) and Takatsugi (1602-1676).


  • Title: Old Iga ware vase with handles
  • Date Created: 17世紀初頭
  • Physical Dimensions: H 28.6 cm, DF 11.8 x 12.7
  • Original Source: Tokyo National Museum
  • Rights: © Tokyo National Museum

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