Ewer (Suichū) with Cherry Blossoms and Picnic Curtain


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In the tea ceremony, this type of ewer (suichū) is used to replenish the water jar, which holds water for rinsing tea bowls and filling the iron kettle. The copper‑green glaze and dark brown graphic design are characteristic features of Oribe ware. Depicted on the lower half of the vessel is a curtain of the type used to surround the picnic area selected for cherry blossom viewings. Cherry blossoms are painted in iron brown underglaze and white clay slip.

Ewer (Suichū) with Cherry Blossoms and Picnic Curtain, Stoneware with iron underglaze and copper-green glaze (Mino ware, Narumi Oribe type), Japan

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