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Otagaki Rengetsu | Sake Bottle

SKU: 1729

Among her various creations, Rengetsu is perhaps best known for the exquisite vessels that she crafted for both the sencha and the chanoyu traditions of tea drinking. However, she also created a great number of bottles, flasks and cups for another beverage - sake. As with her other ceramics, Rengetsu's sake wares are adorned with her poems inscribed in her exquisite calligraphy, resonating playfully with the mood of sake drinking. (Meher McArthur, The Sake Wares of Otagaki Rengetsu, Black Robe White Mist, p. 77.) 


With a certificate box by Tokuda Koen.


A fresh fragrance
draws passersby
to the village gate of Kasuga
to delight
in the plum's first blossoms.




Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)
Sake Bottle (tokkuri)
Glazed ceramic
H 13.6 cm (5 1/4 in.)
D 7.5 cm (3 in.)
Certificate box by Tokuda Koen

Bachmann Eckenstein