Rikka ( 立夏 ) Coming of Summer

Hongo Hideyuki Gold Chawan 「竹笋生」 Bamboo tea bowl Summer Solstice CUP MINT JAPAN 

1 of the Seventy-two scenery weathers in Japan, which match the climate of Japan, represent changes in flora and fauna and weather in seventy-two short sentences, and the image is made using 22 types of glaze and gold leaf and gold solution, and the seasonal transition colors It was created by expressing 72 in 72 bowls.

This work expresses one of the twenty-one days of the beginning of summer, and is richly colored in gold with a deep reddish-brown body. You will be drawn to a certain color and an original expression.Diameter: 14cm x 13.3 cm x 9 cm 

May 15th to 20th

Twenty-one season "Bamboo shoots"

Bamboo shoots grow

[Bamboo Futaoki] Daitokuji Tea lid made by Muneatsu Kagebayashi 影林宗篤Tea utensils, antiques, collections & crafts Special Inscription Daitoku-Ji " by Tsumoru Fukumoto 5.5 x 5.5 cm INTACT 「一双」Box describe 2 Lid, only one inside.

Muneatsu Kagebayashi 影林宗篤 [Bamboo Futaoki] 福本積應書付 Special Inscription Daitoku-Ji " by Tsumoru Fukumoto

[Muneatsu Kagebayashi]
Born in Takayama, Ikoma, Nara Prefecture in 1946 . 1965 Learn the tea ceremony bamboo crafts of the family business. After 1945, he received the guidance of Master Fujii Ryodo and Master Miyanishi. Currently, he receives a memorandum from Muneshin Horiuchi and Tagen Kobayashi.


[Fukumoto Tsumoru Sekio]
Born in Kyoto Prefecture in 1952. In 1983, he was appointed as a resident priest of the Daitokuji school, Horinji temple. In 1959, he was appointed as the chief priest of the Daitokuji school. In 2004, he transferred Horinji to his successor. I ordered the priest of Shochu-ji again.

Sougen Kuroda 13th》son-in-law of 12th generation "Kuroda Masagen Shogen, Hishaku Craftsman"

■ Dimensions
Caliber about 5.5 cm, bottom diameter about 6.0 cm, length about 40 cm

黒田宗玄

The name, "Kuroda Shogen" is one of the names listed in the "Senke jisshoku" which refers to the 10 chosen craftsman families that contribute to the making of tea ceremony tools for the Sansenke. Kuroda Shogen is the family responsible for creating spoons, dippers, daisu (shelf for tea tools), kogo (container for incense) all tools made by bamboo, related to tea ceremony. Today we visited Kuroda Shogen the 13th. The first Kuroda Shogen had become a bamboo craftsman after the battle of Sekigahara. He had been appointed bamboo craftsman for the Edo government by recommendation of Kobori Enshu. The name has lived on for more than 400 years.

Cutting the Bamboo, Giving it Life

We first take a look at the bamboo. The bamboo in stock were all different in size and length. At Kuroda Shogen's studio, the bamboo is cut and selected by the master himself. The bamboo is then dried and smoked with coal to extract the oil. Later it is dried under the sun and once it turns a whitish color, it is stored in the warehouse for 4 to 5 years. The bamboo is prepared and is ready after this process. The bamboo neatly lined up in the warehouse seemed as though they were waiting for the master, Kuroda Shogen to breathe life into them. Nakata was given a chance to create a tea dipper. The curve by the handle is made by wading it in water, then bending it by heating with a lamp. The shaving is done by using a sharp knife, the blade stronger than the hard bamboo. The apprentices also give Nakata a hand and as he concentrates, he realizes he shaved too much off, making it off balance. He takes a deep breath to give it another try.

Furo-kama Called "Take"-kama Made By Masamitsu Kikuchi Yosuke: Japan iron Kettle Pot Stove Certified Nippon Kyoji engineer with a True Bamboo Crest Kama Box Tea Pot Tea Tool ( Furnace Pot)
Size: Approx. Height 15cm, Width
18.5cm, Depth 18cm Weight: 1798g

This is a work of an Old Japanese Era, a production of Kamaju. You must have a passion for a Japanese "Waraku" aesthetic and you must be a lover of the Japanese tea ceremony "Wa, Kei, Sei, Jaku". (Note: wa ji [chà jì] (wabi sabi)). If you do not agree and if u cannot understand, even if you have a Tea Training but not Japanese aesthetic conscience (An Humble approach, 谦逊, Yasunoyuki: This name combines 泰 (tai, yasu) meaning "calm, easy, peace, peaceful" 康 (kou, yasu) meaning "ease, peace", 靖) Please Leave this article to those who really understand it. This item has been selected by Manuel Jensa as 1 of the 5 senses Tools of ONIHAGI, we ask to agree our terms:

"With an old iron pot we return to our essence, with boiled water, supporting simplicity, low tone, no suspicion of favoring the crowd, we will store in a quiet position"

This is a Traditional shaped Ro-kama called "Take 竹"-kama Ura-senke Senso built by Mr Masamitsu Kikichi who is a famous Kama artist liives in Yamagata which is one of largest iron production center. Age : Made 20 years ago Brand new Never used. (box have stain for storage that justify long term storage even IRON never touched the FIRE) Condition : A wooden box with a signature of the artist is provided   Kamama Kikuchi Masamitsu  born in 1937, an outstanding Japanese modern metal casting craftsman "Human National Treasure" Takanori Takahashi, Kotodai Nihongata Yamagata, he reached the best level as 1 master in the world of material iron science. In 1982, Masamitsu Kikuchi was certified by Nippon Kyoji, as a professional engineer for the Japanese Navy.  His works as a technician in Yamagata, Japan, always been strictly traditional and are considered a statement & an establishment of the tea ceremony world.  Member of Japan Society of Industrial Engineers, since 1991 is part of Yamaju Tokugata City Skills Service, 1993 Saito Asahi Shimbun Shrine and for more than 40 years, it has been at the production line for the research of submarine training and always been on frontline business Yamagata area since ​​the beginning of his life.
This is a Traditional shaped Ro-kama called "Take 竹"-kama Ura-senke Senso built by Mr Masamitsu Kikichi who is a famous Kama artist liives in Yamagata which is one of largest iron production center. Age : Made 20 years ago Brand new Never used. (box have stain for storage that justify long term storage even IRON never touched the FIRE) Condition : A wooden box with a signature of the artist is provided Kamama Kikuchi Masamitsu born in 1937, an outstanding Japanese modern metal casting craftsman "Human National Treasure" Takanori Takahashi, Kotodai Nihongata Yamagata, he reached the best level as 1 master in the world of material iron science. In 1982, Masamitsu Kikuchi was certified by Nippon Kyoji, as a professional engineer for the Japanese Navy. His works as a technician in Yamagata, Japan, always been strictly traditional and are considered a statement & an establishment of the tea ceremony world. Member of Japan Society of Industrial Engineers, since 1991 is part of Yamaju Tokugata City Skills Service, 1993 Saito Asahi Shimbun Shrine and for more than 40 years, it has been at the production line for the research of submarine training and always been on frontline business Yamagata area since ​​the beginning of his life.