|Hayashi Ekyo (1896-1979), Kiyowa yaki|
Chawan, tea bowl - Chatô,Tea [makes you] growSigned: Tôfuku ＆ kakihan
Technique: Green wheel-turned seiji celadon Kyôyaki with a black tetsu-e underglaze calligraphy Ø 11 x 8.5
Box: signed by Ekyô
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.
Moog p. 217
Price: EUR 500 / USD 550