Vintage Rakuyaki Bowl
Rakuyaki is a type of Japanese pottery traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies.
In the 16th century, Sen no Rikyū, the Japanese tea master, was involved with the construction of the Jurakudai and had a tile-maker, named Chōjirō, produce hand-moulded tea bowls for use in the Wabi-styled tea ceremony that was Rikyū's ideal.
According to an ancient book, Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Japanese politician of the late Sengoku period) favoured the red colour, the bowl was made with red clay. Also, the bright red bowl was often used at tea ceremonies in summer.
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