JIN Guardian dog Carbonized Grey Seaweed Mogake Shiboridashi 谷川仁藻掛 Japanese Tea Set
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Shiboridashi + Yuzamashi (pitcher)
Unique Shape of Shiboridashi (SHIBO). Unglazed. Lid knob is Guardian dog (Komainu) which is seen at gate of shrines in Japan.
It looks very special – it is for good object as a collection, too.
Body and lid has very attractive seaweed pattern, it is nice harmony with teapot body color. Shade of red line are beautiful.
Made of Tokoname mountain clay which Jin himself dug and took about 20-30 years ago.
The deep grey are made in firing in reduction (Carbonized) and flame in the kiln made the color of body tasteful. You can see warm soft reddish color on the whole surface.
As you use, the body color get deeper and has more shine. – His clay and the way of firing make it special.