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Kasumi Bunshô (1905-1998) & Yoshihiro Dobuchi (?)
Kyôyaki tenmoku style
teabowl - Kokoro myô,, heart of wonders
Signed: Shôhô sanshu Mizukara Kasumi
Seals: Bunshô, Yoshihiro?
Technique: Yuteki glazed Kyôyaki tenmoku style Ø12.5 x 7.5
Box: signed by Bunshô
Condition: fine

Inscription reads: 心妙 Kokoro myô, heart of wonders
Tenmoku is a type of Japanese pottery and porcelain that originates from Chinese Jian ware of the southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Yuteki is a glaze which has the effect of an oil drop.

Kasumi Bunshô, the 642nd abbot of Myôshin-ji, became a priest in 1921, but he only started his Zen training at Enpuku-ji temple at Yawata in 1933. In 1943 he became abbot at the Kaisei-ji temple in Nishomiya, the same temple where Nantembô and Deiryû resided before him. In 1949 he started his own dôjô, training hall, there and became shike, Zen master. In 1990 he was recommended to be 29th Kanchô, Chief Abbot, of the Myôshin sect at Myôshin-ji, again following in the footsteps of Nantembô and Deiryû. In 1994 he retired.

Reference:
Welch p.160
Dujin pp. 45-48, 86
Moog p. 32-33

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