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Chawan, Kase , Hosai XVI

Hosai XVI

This is a very typical potter's wheel style of Asahiyaki. A front-push shape. This shape is often used in old Asahiyaki teaware and reflects the aesthetic sense of Enshu Kobori: "If it is full, it will be lacking”. The full moon then fades away. The shape was born from the awareness that the state of being full before the full moon is beautiful.
I prefer to make this shape as it gives a sense of delicacy rather than a large distortion like Oribe's Kutsugata.
The mouth rim is made to widen slightly, but it is slightly concave in front of it. When I pull the wheel, imagine holding it up a little. The slight widening of the shape from the pool brings variety and elegance to the tea bowl. This is another distinctive feature of the potter's wheel, which is often seen in old Asahi ware, and it would be strange if it became deliberate. In this style of tea bowl, the shape naturally pools from bottom and spreads a little toward the top. The shape is just as I imagined. The expression on Kase is rich. Especially in the case of front-push type, if the pressed part is not expressive, it will not be attractive. The fact that the pressed part of the tea bowl has become such a rich scenery has also added to the charm of it. The scarlet colour of the left side of the base is well balanced and harmonious, making this very attractive.

Size Φ125×h85 mm
Material Kase" local clay "
Glaze Transparent glaze
Firing   Genyo " climbing kiln "
Packing  Wooden box" We will make a wooden box after ordering. It will take two weeks to complete. "

Price 231,000 JPY

Chawan, Kase , Hosai XVI
231,000 JPY

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