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Hayashi Ekyo (1896-1979), Kiyowa yaki
Kyôyaki
Chawan, tea bowl - Chatô,Tea [makes you] grow
Signed: Tôfuku & kakihan
Seals: Kiyowa
Technique: Green wheel-turned seiji celadon Kyôyaki with a black tetsu-e underglaze calligraphy Ø 11 x 8.5
Box: signed by Ekyô
Condition: fine

The inscription: 茶登 Chatô, Tea [makes you] grow

Ekyo (Kaishû) was born in Mie-ken. He served at both Myoshin-ji first and at Tofuku-ji later. In 1907 he went to the Nanzenji and in 1921 he started a zen training school at the Myoshin-ji.
Ekyô was 299th Head Abbot of Tofuku-ji and 12th Head of Tofuku-ji sect.

Reference:
Moog p. 217

Price: EUR 500 / USD 550