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by chamekke » Apr 11th 08 10:44 pm

brianlavelle wrote:Beautiful scans, chamekke. I particularly like the second, slightly angular-looking Miwa Kyuusetsu chawan: an extraordinary piece.

Thanks for posting these - more if you can manage too!
Glad you're enjoying them! I'll scan and share some more tonight. (Inceed I can post the entire book, given enough time :wink: )

Tell me, I've been assuming that people on this forum will be primarily interested in teabowls - is that a correct assumption? There are probably more teabowls than anything else, so it's no problem to share them. But there are some other lovely items too, including a mizusashi (cold-water container) that is absolutely stunning... {sigh of longing}

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by andy825 » Apr 11th 08 11:56 pm

I would be delighted to see whatever you want to share! The last one you posted is really lovely.

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by chamekke » Apr 12th 08 3:36 am

OK then! It does take time to scan, resize and clean them up - that's why I'm not posting a ton of them at once. But I will try and get a couple more done tonight.

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by chamekke » Apr 12th 08 4:36 am

Here's another piece by SAKATA Deika, who created the chawan in the previous picture. This is a mizusashi (cold-water container for tea ceremony):

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Next, a very differently coloured hagiyaki mizusashi by TAHARA Toubei:

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And a chawan by the same gentleman:

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by olivierco » Apr 12th 08 5:59 am

chamekke wrote:OK then! It does take time to scan, resize and clean them up - that's why I'm not posting a ton of them at once. But I will try and get a couple more done tonight.
It is better not to have all the pictures at once.

Thanks for this very interesting topic!

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by chamekke » Apr 13th 08 3:46 am

More wares from my hagiyaki catalogue of 1990...

Here's a mizusashi (cold-water container) from HATANO Zensou (波多野 善蔵). I'm not 100% sure, but I think this style is called mentori or "faceted".

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The lids of the previous two mizusashi I posted were kae-buta, which is to say, each had a lid made of black lacquered wood that was created specifically to fit the mizusashi. However, Hatano's mizusashi has a tomo-buta - namely, a lid made of the same ceramic material as the mizusashi itself. Of the two, tomo-buta has the higher rank.

Next is a chawan by Hatano san. Like so many other hagi chawan-s, this is in the Ido style. The Ido chawan is modelled on the shape of the rice bowls used by Korean peasants of olden times. Very wabi!

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by brianlavelle » May 3rd 08 3:25 pm

I just got these two Shibuya Deishi Oni Hagi teacups from Magorokodo. I love how organic and fragile they look.

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by olivierco » May 3rd 08 4:57 pm

Very nice, what size are they?

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by brianlavelle » May 3rd 08 5:06 pm

olivierco wrote:Very nice, what size are they?
Thanks olivierco. They're about 3 inches in diameter and I'd say hold around 4 to 5 ounces, so too small for making matcha, but I knew that before I got hold of them.