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Tea bowl with design of a sacred Shinto straw festoon, Raku ware

Unknown18th century, Edo period

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum
Fukuoka-ken, Japan

The Raku ware tea bowl is designed with sacred Shinto straw festoon with green glaze on the body. It has a round hip, a slight narrow waist, and a mouth shaped in the form of Gogaku (unevenness should form a number "valleys" and "peaks") with some lines of spatula at the edge. Spiral shaving mark can be seen inside the foot. Tea pool forms inside the surface of the bowl.

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  • Title: Tea bowl with design of a sacred Shinto straw festoon, Raku ware
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 18th century, Edo period
  • Location Created: Kyoto, Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 10.0 cm; Dia: 9.3 cm (mouth), 4.8 cm (base)
  • Type: Ceramic

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