otagaki rengetsu poem dish

Otagaki Rengetsu | Dish

SKU: R1748

Ceramic dish for sweets by Kuroda Koryo, whose seal is impressed on the bottom of the piece. Rengetsu inscribed her poem in her wonderful and unmistakable hand writing.  


Also overtaken by cold 
the dew 
left behind as a memento of autumn 
turns to frost this morning 
here at my reed-bound hut. 


Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) and

Kuroda Koryo (1823-1895)


Glazed ceramic

Width 15 cm (6 in.), Depth 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.), Height 3 cm (1 in.)




For a similar example, see: Otagaki Rengetsu: Poetry & Artwork from a Rustic Hut, Nomura Art Museum, Kyoto, exhibition catalogue, 2014, p.66.

Bachmann Eckenstein