KoSetou Taikai ChaireOld Seto-ware Ocean Tea Caddy,
Named “Sekki (Year’s End)”
Nedzu Art Musuem Collection

Due to it’s rather large size, this taikai chaire with a large mouth is low, round, and flat like a koshiki basket. The name comes from comparing the width of the mouth to that of the ocean. A black glaze is mixed with a persimmon colour streaked with a purple tint, and in places it has a tortoiseshell colour glaze. Upon the box lid is written the poetic name “Sekki”, which means the year grows late.

古瀬戸大海茶入 銘節季 根津美術館蔵