Otagaki Rengetsu ceramic teabowl chawan poem

Otagaki Rengetsu | Teabowl

SKU: R1715

Fluttering in a field

of flowers and dew

now dozing away...

who while dreaming

comes as this butterfly?


By Rengetsu’s time, the diverse participants in Chanoyu obtained utensils from orthodox potter lineages such as Raku, used vessels they made themselves as selftaught amateurs, of obtained them from new sources that included provincial kilns and workshops of independent potters, among them nuns such as Rengetsu. (Patricia J. Graham: Otagaki Rengetsu and the Japanese Tea Ceremony, in: Black Robe White Mist, 2007, pp. 63-64).


Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)


Glazed ceramic

H 8 cm (3 in.)

D 9.4 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Certificate box by Tokuda Koen

Bachmann Eckenstein