Otagaki Rengetsu | Sencha tea pot
By Rengetsu's days, sencha had evolved into a formal tea service, with rules of etiquette and prescribed utensils emulating chanoyu. However, the literati continued to drink the beverage more informally in quiet protest against chanoyu and as an adjunct to other literati pursuits including painting pictures and composing poetry. (Patricia C. Graham: in Black Robe White Mist, 2006, p. 65)
amid the flutteringly
on the soil
the thud of a single chestnut.
Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)
Sencha tea pot
H: 5.8 (2 1/4 in.), L: 10.5 cm (4 in.), D: 9.4 cm (3 3/4 in.)