Katsu Yuteki Saké Cup by Kamada Kōji
Many of the tenmoku tea bowls brought to Japan during the 12th century from China were done in a lustrous black glaze with streams of rust red running toward the center.
Tenmoku specialist Kamada Kōji introduces his own energized rendition of these ancient vessels with this stunning katsu yuteki saké cup. The glaze is mostly wood ash heavily saturated with iron oxide. While in the kiln, the iron content pools on the surface in uniform streams - a mesmerizing effect inviting you to ponder the mystery of its creation.
A unique addition to any saké vessel collection.
Kamada Kōji's tenmoku works are held in private collections around the world and, in 2005, were acquired by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for display in their Asian Art collection.
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