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Japanese Antique Jar / 12th-13th Century "Atumi" Kiln / Rare Vase/Wabi-Sabi Art



We have an aesthetic sense peculiar to Japanese people. And we introduce the unique items that only we can do, the route of purchasing in Japan, the experience value so far, and the way that no one can imitate. I have a very cool jar in stock. This is a kiln called "atsumi-kiln" in Aichi prefecture, Japan. (The part marked with a red circle on the map is Atsumi Kiln) But now it doesn't exist. It is a kiln that lasted only about 150 years from the Heian period to the Kamakura period (about the latter half of the 12th century to the beginning of the 14th century). The kiln near "atsumi-kiln", "tokoname-kiln" continues from the 8th century to the present. You can see how short the "atsumi-kiln" was able to continue. Atsumi Kiln produced everyday utensils, but the most characteristic was the production of many religious pottery. It may be a ritual vessel, a jar for bones, or a jar for a scroll with sutras written on it. The characteristic of pottery is this gray skin. Atsumi has such a color of clay compared to other kilns. The photos marked with red circles are posted as reference materials. I posted it because it has similar characteristics to this item. And this item is a jar for daily life. Perhaps they stored seeds and put liquids in them. Due to the prosperity of Tokoname kiln, Atsumi kiln declined. Atsumi kiln products produced in a short period of 150 years are very rare. It is also very popular in Japan. Probably because it has a very simple and beautiful shape. This item has been excavated and repaired. Like Venus de Milo, it can feel lacking but beautiful. I love this very much. I don't set the price high because I want many people to know how good this item is. If you like it, we will also undertake a little discount negotiation. "Note" If you put water in it, it will leak, so if you want to decorate the flowers, put water in another container and put it in the jar.


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