Monday, April 14, 2014


Suizan? Eizan? I believe this is Kyo yaki. Needs verification.

My new tea Bowl. The motif is is called Manjugiku. The mark reads Kyo Rouzan (京瀧山)


No mark on this little covered dish. Arita? Kyoto? What is it used for?


Studio cup and plate set with unidentified mark.

  This bowl has no mark but hopefully someday I will find out its origins. It is one of my favorites.

I just found this little guinomi (sake cup). It needs some research.
It is probably Imari  transfer ware. The mark reads HO.

I just found this little condiment dish, used for shichimi togarashi or seven spice pepper.  There is no mark. It may be Arita, Kyoto or Mino??
    I believe this is Arita ware, but need to verify.

  Ka (加). ?

I am working on this little sake cup. I bought it even though it had a chip. I do not have this mark in my files and decided it was worth the research. I think I have seen this before so my curiosity is peaked.

I think this might be Korean

Dragonware with marking IISA

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Beauty of Teabowls

I don't even drink tea, but I love all the varieties of Japanese tea bowls. There are so many shapes, glazes, and designs!  

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