Water Container (lid)

1991

Okami Shūji 岡見周二

(Japanese, b. 1953)
Diameter: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.); with cover: 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view
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Water containers (mizusashi) and teabowls (chawan) are two important tools for the practice of drinking Japanese powdered green tea (macha). The mizusashi contains the fresh cold water used to make the tea. Okami Shūji was born in Tokyo, but founded his kiln in 1986 in Yamanashi prefecture, to the west of Tokyo where he continues to produce Shigaraki-style vessels.
Water Container (lid)

Water Container (lid)

1991

Okami Shūji

(Japanese, b. 1953)
Japan, Heisei period (1989–2019)

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