Karatsu Yohen Kofuku Chawan | Size(cm)W11.3-H8 | Sakurei OKAMOTO | 132,000Yen Wood Box
唐津窯変小服盌 | 岡本作礼 | 132,000円 共箱
It is a small chawan that is exactly “Yohen”.
A view like a cirrocumulus floating in the autumn sky spreads out in front of the work and inside that can be seen from there. When you rotate the bowl 180 degrees, you can see the scenery of the withered field with a dull color that is completely different from the clear and glossy texture of the front. Part of it has peeled off, giving it a rusty texture. I especially like that part. The interior is deep, and you will have a maccha while looking at the blue sky on the left and the white clouds on the right. After you finish drinking, a green landscape will be added to the small areas where the glaze has peeled off. The very important Kodai is also wonderfully made, and the color and texture of the non-glaze part makes you feel the earth. The shaving on the side of the kodai is also attractive.
The world that cannot be expressed in words is a “Yohen”. My poor English is helped by Google’s translation, but the colors, patterns and textures are difficult to express even in Japanese. That’s what makes it fun, and I think it’s the charm of pottery using a wood-fired kiln. What kind of scenery do you associate with a chawan of tea?
Karatsu Yohen Kofuku Chawan | Size(cm)W11.3-H8 | Sakurei OKAMOTO | 132,000Yen Wood Box 唐津窯変小服盌 | 岡本作礼 | 132,000円 共箱