otagaki rengetsu tea sencha kyusu poem

Otagaki Rengetsu | Teapot

SKU: R1732

Otagaki Rengetsu's life was packed with struggles. Both pottery and poetry helped her to find the balance between focus and distraction.


On Musashi Plain
hanging behind
the tips of pampas...
Who cast up this bow
this crescent moon?

Box inscribed by Rengetsu's own hand.

A young crane
his timeless voice heard from afar—
an imperial reign
for a thousand generations
to celebrate in song.


Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)

Side handled teapot (Kyusu)

Glazed ceramic

Height 8.9 cm (3½ in.)

Width 12.8 cm (5 in.)

Diameter 11.4 cm (4½ in.)

Original wooden box with inscribed poem.

Some minor repairs to lid. 



Bachmann Eckenstein