otagaki rengetsu tea pot kyusu

Otagaki Rengetsu | Tea pot

SKU: R1750



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)


Oars beat in time
with the seaman's
lighthearted song
as the moon floats
high above his fishing boat.


Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)

Loop handled tea pot 

Ceramic, glazed on the inside of pot and lid.

Height 14 cm (5 ½ in.)

Diameter 15 cm (6 in.)

Depth 12 cm (4 ¾ in.)