Tomioka Tessai (Kyoto 1837-1924)
Hanging scroll: ink on paper, mounted on silk, awasebako
104 x 26.5 cm (180.5 x 40 cm)
This painting depicts the utensils for a sencha tea ceremony, as well as an okimono nyoi in root; these objects are surmounted by the following dedication in Chinese (Japanese phonetics here):
Tessai Oukou Chajyuku
Keimoushin was a renowned potter’s name in the Yixing area (Jiangsu Province, China) where numerous utensils for the tea ceremony were made, including the teapot shown here.