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(Japanese, b. 1953)
Stoneware with applied glaze (Shigaraki style)
Diameter: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.); with cover: 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.)
Gift of T. Dixon Long 1995.6.b
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.
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