otagaki rengetsu poem dish

Otagaki Rengetsu | Dish

SKU: R1727

Usually, when Rengetsu uses lotus motifs in her cermic objects, she adds design elements (e.g. veins and roots) to a non-representational shape, but in this case, the entire body of the plate is a leaf, with a coiling root for a pedestal. (Catalogue 2014, p. 140.)


Won't you open
the lotus inside
and turn
those demons
from your heart?




Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)


Glazed ceramic

H: 4.7 (1 3/4 in.)

D: 16 cm (6 1/4 in.)

Wooden box

Bachmann Eckenstein