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Celadon Chawan Seiji Bakohan utsushi

LAST CHANCE! Celadon porcelain tea bowl

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LAST CHANCE! Mamoru Mouri has stopped producing this item. Once our current stock is out, this item will no longer be available.

Seiji Chawan is a duplicate of “Bakohan” produced by Mamoru Mouri from Tajimi, Gifu prefecture.

This celadon bowl is the work of Mamoru Mouri who is an expert craftman in traditional art, and he produces celadon bowls in Tajimi-shi in Gifu Prefecture.
Seiji or a celadon is a ceramics glazed in the jade green color. The firing of the iron in the glaze produceds its beautiful color, which is brought out by reduction firings in a kiln of 1200°C. A lot of celadons began to be produced in Tang Dynasty (618-907, China) and many Literati and intellectuals loved them at that time. They came to be supplied stably in Sung Dynasty (960-1279, China). After that, it was spread around East Asia and began to flow into Japan after 11th century.

This celadon bowl is a duplicate of the well-known Seiji chawan or a celadon bowl “Bakohan” which belongs in Tokyo National Museum as an important cultural property. This excellent bowl features the beautiful figure and color. Besides, the story of how it was introduced to Japan is very famous. Ito Togai (1670-1736) who was a Confucian scholar in Edo era (1603-1868) wrote the story in his book, “Bakohansaouki”(1727) as follows: Taira no Shigemori (1138-1179), a Shogun in the end of Heian era, presented gold to a temple in Ikuosan or Asoka Mountain in Hangzhou city, Zhejiang, China during Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Ikuosan or Asoka Mountain is a Buddhist sanctuary. In return for the gold, Bussho-zenji or the master of Zen Buddism presented back this celadon bowl “Bakohan” to Taira no Shigemori. After that, the owner of this celadon bowl changed from Taira no Shigemori to Yoshimasa Ashikaga (1449-73), a Shogun in Muromachi era (1391-1492). When he kept “Bakohan,” he sent this celadon bowl to China and asked to change it to another new one because he found the cracks at its bottom. As no one produced such a fine porcelain bowl in Ming era, China at that time, the cracks of the celadon bowl which he sent was clamped and the bowl was given back to him. Those clamps looked just like big locusts. The origin of the name of “Bakohan” comes from it. “Ko” in “Bakohan” means a locust.
This celadon bowl is reproduced to closely resemble the original one.

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Origin: Japan

Dimensions: H: 6 cm, ø: 14.3 cm

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