RAKU CHAWAN Bowl Antique Japanese Tea Ceremony Chado Tool Art Book Chojiro Nonko

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 20, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
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For your consideration is a Japanese art collection book of masterpieces of Japanese Tea Ceremony Equipment called Oodogu in Japanese, discussing and admiring the art and beauty of various tea ceremony equipment based on Urasenke Way of Tea .
This volume focuses on RAKU Chawan or tea bowls created in Japan by Chojiro, Donyu (aka Nonko or Nonkau) and Honami Koetsu.
Includes 76 pages of full-color photographs of 38 tea bowls including 15 Chojiro, 16 Nonko, 7 Koetsu, with bottom (Kodai) and side views of a chawan printed on every two facing pages. Also includes detailed description notes of the plates at the end which include b&w photos of the wooden boxes and signature (Hakogaki) for the bowls.
Be aware that the entire text is in Japanese.
This large-format hardcover book with dust jacket was first published in 1970 in Japan, and this revised edition was printed in 1974. The editor is SEN Soshitsu, the head (IEMOTO) of Urasenke school. Measures 305x230mm(12x9.1") with 174 pages.
Still in good condition, with some signs of aging and use, light general wear, in dust jacket with mild edge wear and discoloration, mild wear to corners/spine ends, tears to edges of dustjacket, some stains and foxing to pages, otherwise a clean and tight copy, with photographs intact, no markings/notes
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