The chawan before wood-firing.
Photo courtesy of Ms. Tanabe Mayuko.

Tanba (Tamba) chawan #17 by Onishi Masafumi

Onishi Masafumi explores new territory with this piece created in collaboration with calligrapher Tanabe Mayuko (Kourei). The kanji characters are written directly onto the earthenware which is then wood-fired. Rusticity and elegance combine to make a dramatic piece, infused with Japanese tradition and feeling. The kanji represent stops along the ancient pilgrimage trail of Oomine Seventy-five Nabiki which runs from Yoshino to Kumano.
Comes in a signed wooden box
Handcrafted in Hyogo prefecture,Japan by Onishi Masafumi of Tanbungama killn
Approx.size: width (at widest point): 8.8 cm / 3.4",
height (at highest point): 13 cm / 5.1"

US$550.00 (Shipping charges not included) SOLD