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Ohi Soshun [Ohi Chozaemon VIII] (1851-1927) - Incense Container (Kogo)
Japan
19th c.
Glazed ceramic (Ohi)
H: 2.6 cm (1 inch); W: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 inch)

Ohi Soshun (Rikichi Nara) was the first Ohi Grandmaster, who was an adopted outside potter. Rikichi Nara was Ohi Chozaemons VII chief apprentice. He was also a tea master.

Inscription on the box (lid):
Kenzan style (Kenzan utsushi)
Mount Utsu (Utsu no Yama)
Incense container (kogo)

About "Utsushi", see: Koga Kenzô: The Aesthetics of Imitation, in Chanoyu Quarterly, no. 67, p.7-34.

Original box (Tomobako)

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