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Water Container

Water Container

1991

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Okami Shūji

(Japanese, b. 1953)

Japan, Heisei period

(1989-present)

Stoneware with applied glaze

Diameter: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.); with cover: 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Gift of T. Dixon Long 1995.6

Description

Water containers (mizusashi) and teabowls (chawan) are two important tools for the practice of drinking Japanese powdered green tea (macha). The mizusashi contains the fresh cold water used to make the tea.

Okami Shūji was born in Tokyo, but founded his kiln in 1986 in Yamanashi prefecture, to the west of Tokyo where he continues to produce Shigaraki-style vessels.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Credit line: 
Gift of T. Dixon Long

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