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

Box inscription: Chawan Heian sue tô kama (kiln)
signed: Mei mizukura Myoshinjitô Bunshô [seal:] Tenkaku

The name of potter is Yoshihiro Dobuchi??

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 with 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


Price: EUR 750 / USD 870