The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 27, 2024

Storage Jar

Storage Jar

1500s
Diameter: 28.3 cm (11 1/8 in.); Overall: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

Shigaraki ware is produced in the Shigaraki area of Shiga prefecture to the east of Kyoto in the Kansai region. The clay from Shigaraki has a warm orange color. When fired in an anagama kiln, a type of wood-fired kiln that uses the oxidization process, the free flow of air allows for the appearance of the ash and mineral glazes that characterize the works. Shigaraki storage jars like this one, a tsubo, have been popular for storing tea leaves since the Muromachi period.
  • Reeds and Geese: Japanese Art from the Collection of George Gund III. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 21-September 3, 2017).
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, "Reeds and Geese: Japanese Art from the Collection of George Gund III" (May 21- September 3 2017)
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2015.505