Robert Yellin's Japanese Pottery Blog

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Honami Koetsu Black Raku Chawan--Shigure

Last week in the Asahi Newspaper was an article about recently named National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties and on the list was a Jomon Dogu named a NT and a Honami Koetsu Raku chawan named Shigure, which means drizzle or shower in late autumn or early winter, was named a ICP. The article from the Asahi can be found here:

Photo courtesy of The Asahi Shimbun and Koetsu chawan photo from Nihon Toji Zenshu, Vol.22, published by Chuokonronsha, 1977, authored by Hayashiya Seizo.


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