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Kyosai Kawanabi. 19th century, Japan
Calligraphy, an art. Japan. Image via Kumi Ito on Pinterest
Inro, 1750-1800, Japan. Glazed earthenware, painted with underglaze and overglaze enamels.
"Inro is a container made up of tiers. From the late 16th century, Japanese men wore an inro suspended from their sash by a silk cord and a netsuke (toggle) because the traditional Japanese garment, the kimono, had no pockets. They were originally used to hold their owner’s seal and ink or a supply of medicines. However, inro rapidly became costly fashion accessories of little or no practical use. Most inro are rectangular with gently curving sides.
This example is decorated with real and imaginary birds and animals in glazed earthenware. Ceramic inro are unusual, especially at this early date. The background of this design, however, suggests that it imitates leather. During the late 1700s and early 1800s, Dutch leather became popular in Japan and the craftsman who made this inro probably had knowledge of such exotic wares. The design of this inro, moreover, is based on a yet unidentified western engraving. " V&A Museum (Pfungst Gift)
'Tea bowl of earthenware, roughly hemispherical with rounded footring. Decorated outside with a crane in white slip, covered with bluish-grey and yellowish glazes, irregularly distributed. Kyoto, Japan, 19th century.' V&A Museum.
Pine Bonsai, Japan.
Hon’ami Koetsu (1558-1637), intended the repaired part to represent water flowing from melting snow. (Akaraku ware tea bowl, named Seppo. Property of Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art)
Tobacco-pouch; kagami netsuke; ojime; kanamono; inner plate with Fujiwara no Kamatari recovering his jewel from the Dragon King of the Sea
Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century (before 1889)
Tomoyoshi, Japanese. MFA