Hagi part 3 – more pots

Old Hagi bowl

I’ve heard three theories about the tall foot with the deep cleft of many Hagi bowls. One is that it was to facilitate tying a stack of bowls for transportation, another is that it allowed people other than the overlords to possess the bowls as they were imperfect (the perfect wares being reserved for the powerful), and third that it allows the water to drain from the foot in the dishwasher. I’m not convinced by any of these theories, nor by the scale of these feet, but I like their chutzpah.

Another ancient bowl, extreme foot statement!
Two more from the samurai house, old bowls C15th if I remember right
One of the few modern pieces we met in use
Magnificent stone bowl (tetsubachi?) at the samurai house
Terrible picture from behind glass of a fabulous pot by Noutomi Susumu
Traditional kitchen and cooking pots
Storage jars
Speechless about the price, but the glazing of this was spectacular
Three by Yoshika Hatao from the Senryuzan noborigama kiln
Three by Yoshika Hatao from the Senryuzan noborigama kiln
Detail, by Yoshika Hatao from the Senryuzan noborigama kiln

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