Monday, October 7, 2013

Kobori Enshu's Seven Favored Kilns

Kobori Enshu (last name first in Japanese) was a famous tea master, painter, poet, architect, and garden designer. He lived from 1579 to 1647. He was probably most noted for the tea ceremony. He favored seven styles of pottery for the tea ceremony.

Asahi (Kyoto)
Agano (Fukuoka)
Akahada (Nara)
Kosobe (Osaka)
Shidoro (Shizuoka)
Takatori (Fukuoka)
Zeze (Shiga)

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