Three Personalities
According to Koushin Sousa of Omotesenke’s box inscriptions, here is the chaire identified as favoured by Sen Soutan, the Kobori Enshu-like restored meibetsu chaire, and the long-shouldered chaire exhibiting the personality of Kanamori Souwa named “Alive.” We lined them up to have a comparative look at them.

Sen Soutan Favoured: Uji ware, The Fushin-An Treasury
Enshuu Favoured: Tanba ware with ears named “Ikuno”(?) or “Fresh Field”, The Yuki Fine Art Museum Treasury
Souwa Favoured: Long-shouldered named “Zonmei” or “Alive”, The Nomura Fine Art Museum Treasury

三つの個性
表千家・江岑宗左の箱書付で千宗旦好みと判明する茶入、小堀遠州らしい中興名物の茶入、そして、金森宗和の個性を発揮した長肩衝茶入・銘「存命」。ここでは三つを見並べて頂こうと並べてみました。
千宗旦好:宇治焼 不審菴蔵
遠州好:丹波耳付 銘生野 湯木美術館蔵
宗和好:長肩衝 銘存命 野村美術館蔵

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