Japanese Chaire - 桶谷定一 Teiichi Oketani - Black Drip-Glazed Katatsuki Kyo-yaki Tea Canister with Shifuku

Japanese Chaire - 桶谷定一 Teiichi Oketani - Black Drip-Glazed Katatsuki Kyo-yaki Tea Canister with Shifuku
Japanese Chaire - 桶谷定一 Teiichi Oketani - Black Drip-Glazed Katatsuki Kyo-yaki Tea Canister with Shifuku
Japanese Chaire - 桶谷定一 Teiichi Oketani - Black Drip-Glazed Katatsuki Kyo-yaki Tea Canister with Shifuku
Japanese Chaire - 桶谷定一 Teiichi Oketani - Black Drip-Glazed Katatsuki Kyo-yaki Tea Canister with Shifuku
Japanese Chaire - 桶谷定一 Teiichi Oketani - Black Drip-Glazed Katatsuki Kyo-yaki Tea Canister with Shifuku
Japanese Chaire - 桶谷定一 Teiichi Oketani - Black Drip-Glazed Katatsuki Kyo-yaki Tea Canister with Shifuku
Japanese Chaire - 桶谷定一 Teiichi Oketani - Black Drip-Glazed Katatsuki Kyo-yaki Tea Canister with Shifuku
Japanese Chaire - 桶谷定一 Teiichi Oketani - Black Drip-Glazed Katatsuki Kyo-yaki Tea Canister with Shifuku
Japanese Chaire - 桶谷定一 Teiichi Oketani - Black Drip-Glazed Katatsuki Kyo-yaki Tea Canister with Shifuku

Japanese Chaire - 桶谷定一 Teiichi Oketani - Black Drip-Glazed Katatsuki Kyo-yaki Tea Canister with Shifuku

Regular price $280.00
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  • Vintage. Made in Japan
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This exquisite Kyo-yaki Chaire (茶入 - tea container) is made in the classic shouldered (肩衝 - katatsuki) shape, with a barreled body and high, sharp shoulders. The black glaze is pierced by a singular colourful drip down the shomen (正面 - face) that stops at the incised centre line.

The chaire comes paired with an orange silk brocade pouch (仕覆 - shifuku) with a purple drawstring.

Made by Teiichi Oketani (桶谷定一), a second generation potter born in 1935 who specialises in chaire and tenmoku chawan. This vintage item ships in its original tomobako (paulownia wooden box).


Chaire (茶入 - tea container), pronounced cha-ee-reh or chai-reh, are ceramic vessels used to hold high-grade matcha used to make koicha (thick tea). They are some of the most highly-regarded tea ceremony utensils. Chaire lids are typically coated with gold or silver leaf on the underside, which was thought to be a pure material that would discolour when it came into contact with poison, thus protecting one from drinking poisoned tea. Chaire are also paired with a custom-made silk brocade pouch (仕覆 - shifuku) that is tied tightly with a drawstring.

Dimensions:

5.8cm (2.3in) - width
8.7cm (3.4in) - height

Condition: Excellent

This vintage Japanese item ships from the United States

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