1. Ohi Chozaemon [Hodoan] (1630-1712) - Hanging Vase
Glazed ceramic (Ohi) with lacquer repair
H: 10 3/8 in (26.3 cm); D: 2 4/8 in (6.2 cm)
The inscription found on the lid of the box, Ohi gansu saku, “Made by the Ohi founder,” implies that this piece was created by the founder of the Ohi kiln, Ohi Chozaemon Hodoan (1630-1712, student of Raku IV, Ichinyu). This cylindrical flower vase (hana tsutsu) is known by the poetic name: yari no saya (spear’s sheath). It has a metal ring attached to facilitate hanging in the tokonoma, the display niche of a tearoom.
Box with inscription on the lid: Made by the Ohi founder (Ohi ganso saku)
Poetic name: yari no saya (spear's sheath)
cylindric flower vase (hana zutsu)
with an old bamboo cylinder.
Flickwerk. The Aesthetics of Mended Japanese Ceramics, Exhibition Catalogue, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and Museum für Lackkunst, 2008, ill. p.45.
Detail: alternate view #1
Detail: alternate view #2