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Nishimura Kiichi (Suiraku) Black Raku Chawan Tea Bowl
Please refer to our stock # 1352 when inquiring.
A mouthwatering bowl by Nishimura Kiichi (Suiraku) enclosed in the original wooden box titled Kuro Raku Kohen Chawan with the given name Seicha (Pure tea) by a Daitokuji Priest dating to 1994. The rugged shape and expressive visuals are a pleasure for both the hands and the eyes, and filled with frothy green would be an experience in itself. It is 4-1/2 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Nishimura Kiichi was born in Kyoto in 1951and studied under female potter and cult figure Deguchi Naoe (Shoko) from 1973, and in the same era became engrossed in the study of traditional Tea Culture. Upon the death of Naoe in 1977 he moved to study under Ono Kyuko (specialist in Raku) before establishing his own studio in 1980. That same year he received the name Suiraku from the head of Omoto-kyo. His tea bowls are exhibited at venues throughout Japan.
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