Karatsu ware was highly accepted tea utensils nationwide. In the Edo period, the Nabeshima clan in the Saga domain had the official kiln to produce outstanding Karatsu ware for the gifts to the shogunate family. It came to be called “Kenjo (tribute)-Karatsu”.
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Title: Tea bowl with design of cloud and crane, Kenjo type, Karatsu ware
Date Created: 18-19th century, End of Edo period
Location Created: Karatsu, Japan
Physical Dimensions: H: 7.3 cm; Dia: 11.9 cm (mouth), 5.3 cm (base); Wt: 295 g