Chawan Kyo Kotoge Katsuyoshi Iris Chanoyu Chadōgu 茶道具

20th century
Asian Arts
From: 75018, Paris, France

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    This charming Kyo chawan by master Kotoge Katsuyoshi (also called Tanyama) features an Iridaceae scene on its outer and inner face. These are represented in several forms: blooming, in button and in several colors. The beauty of this bowl is indeed enhanced by multi-colored enamels and a slightly bluish background tint in places, gilding underlines or fills in the shapes. The shapes of the water are graceful, a feeling of harmony emerges, the iris is in its place. Very good condition, no scratches to report, original handwritten wooden box.

    This Chawan will be perfect for use from April to June, in Japan it is traditionally used mainly in May.

    Height: 7.5cm
    Diameter: 12.5cm

    About Kotoge Katsuyoshi: Born in 1946 in Himeji, he studied with his uncle Kasai Miyagawa and Tatsuzo Shimaoka National Treasure of Mashiko. Became independent in 74, he is very often solicited for many exhibitions in Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka and becomes a member in 81 of the Japan Kogei Association.

    On The Iris in Japan: With a very rich symbolism, it is traditionally celebrated in the month of May. Associated with spring, nostalgia, but also fertility; it also symbolizes virility and the samurai, the shape of the leaves evoking the blade of their sword (katana).


    Style Asian Arts (Sandstone shape pieces of Asian Arts Style)
    Century 20th century (Sandstone shape pieces 20th century)
    Artist Katsuyoshi Kotoge
    Height (cm) 7,5
    Diameter (cm) 12,5
    Materials Stoneware
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 75018, Paris, France

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