Japanese Bowl Sasaki Shoraku 「七里」"Shichiri" Kuro Raku-yaki Chawan fujisan


This wonderful Kuro Raku-yaki Chawan (black raku tea bowl) part of the collection of a Japanese master-calligrapher also known for his pottery is called「七里」"Shichiri" " fujisan" Sasaki Shoraku An Ustushi (a replica) of Kuro-raku tea bowl called "Shichiri" which is orignally made by Mr Koetsu Honnami who was a great artist and potter as well live din Edo (1860's) period

Name of potter : Mr Shoraku Sasaki who is a famous Raku-yaki potter lives in Kyoto
400,00 €

Made by Shouraku Sasaki an Ustushi (a replica) of a Black Raku ware, glazed Earthenware called "Shichiri" (lit. 'Seven Leagues'). Which is orignally made by Mr Koetsu Honnami who was a great artist and potter as well live din Edo early 17th c. Shouraku Sasaki is the third generation of family artisans at the kiln.

you can remind of Shichiri-ga-hama, 'Seven League' Beach, in the foreground with Mt Fuji seen past the island of Enoshima in the middle-ground

Feeling the textures and asymmetries of surface, this black and rust raku tea bowl is amazing. When while observing the pictorial subtleties of its glaze on a small screen goose bumps!

An unusual combination of hands-on technique and aestheticism came together like Koetsu did in the past.

"Touch with your hands what your eyes suggest" Attila József

"A surprising thing took place some years ago when Raku XIV. (楽, otherwise known as 覚入 Kakunyū, 1918-1980) requested that several museums return to him the collection of tea bowls he had previously lent to them for an unlimited period of time. His reason was the following: Raku tea bowls become ruined if they are not used. Removing a cold and dry Raku from a museum showcase and holding it in one's hands would indeed cause exasperation, especially for those whose fingers and lips have experienced the intimate warmth and wetness of a tea ceremony. Should any readers feel embarrassed, let me remind them of the modern repulsion for touch which Philip Rawson (1924-1995) calls "tactile castration". In fact, I could most easily compare the artistic delight offered by a Raku bowl to that of a sexual encounter; the ritual act of stroking and caressing a human figure. All of this happens in a completely natural way when using a Raku tea bowl - fondling a statue or brushing one's lips to an art object would only give the impression of deviant behaviour. "


Black Raku ware tea bowl, named Shichiri

Creator:Honami Koetsu 本阿弥光悦, 1558-1637Published/Created:ca. 1600-1637Physical Description:D: 12.2 cm
glaze from iron and Kamogawa (Kamo River) stone, intentionally scraped awayNotes:Possibly from Takagamine. Named after the original owner Shichiri Hokoemon, later owned by Masuda Takashi, or Doo, 1848-1938, then Goto Keita.Variant Titles:黒楽茶碗Topics:Japanese tea ceremony -- (LC)Accession Number:MY3198BGenre:containers: drinking vessels: tea bowls (AAT)
raku (pottery)Format:ImageRights:The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.Access Restrictions:Yale Community OnlySource Title:Asian Collection (Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan Personal Collection)Source Note:Japan's Golden Age, pl. 83Yale Collection:Visual Resources CollectionDigital Collection:Visual Resources CollectionOriginal Repository:Tokyo, Japan: Goto Art Museum