Hagi ware glazes (1): Biwa (loquat) glaze
Also called dobai ("earth ash") or mokubai ("wood ash") glaze, this glaze allows the beautiful earthy clay color underneath to come through. It is created by turning the ashes of various types of wood (pine, sawtooth oak, oak, Isu wood, etc.) into a solvent. Upon firing with oxidizing flames, the glaze and the clay both become a bright, pale yellow. Chawan (tea bowl) have been popular for four hundred years and looking at right bowl, it is easy to understand why: the subdued colors with soft nuances of pink and peach over a red clay soothe the mind and bring it in harmony with the quieted ambiance of the tea rooms. Then, the sensual touch of the silky glaze further awakens and lifts the spirit up to a superior level of awareness. The chawan is a vessel to a higher realm. This particular one was made by a Hagi potter named Hayashi Koyo. The chawan is signed, in perfect condition and comes in a signed box. Daitoku-Ji temple. Rare Jewel Ido Style hagi Chawan By Hayashi Koyo. His teacher Koraizaemon 11 gen saka saemon. Clan Tokugawa Era Direct Origin Generation & Dinasty. This chawan has a great ido influenced form and a wonderful hagi "landscape" with various tones of blush and spotting.