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Physical Object / Tea caddy for thick tea in mulberry wood

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Title
Tea caddy for thick tea in mulberry wood
Creator
Unknown
Contributing Institution
California State University, Sacramento Library
Collection
Sokiku Nakatani Japanese Teaware Collection
Rights Information
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Description
The 14th generation Urasenke master Tantansai (1893-1964) designed this unlacquered nakatsugi of mulberry wood to be used by students studying the wakin temae. The wakin temae, created by 11th generation Urasanke master Gengensai (1810-1877), features silk cloth in both a tea cloth (Kobukusa) and a cover (Shifuku) that are used in conjunction with the tea caddy. The temae was developed to make use of a piece of cloth the Meiji Emperor gave to Gengensai. The Tantansai nakatsugi is lined with gold foil, and the fabric employed for this particular piece is a variation on Rikyu bai donsu (satin) which features a plum blossom motif on a striped ground.
Type
physical object
Format
2 1/2""h x 2 1/2"" dia
Mulberry wood with silk satin cover
Identifier
2005.05.0087
46
Case 1, Shelf 2
278.cpd
http://digital.lib.csus.edu/cdm/ref/collection/teaware/id/277
Subject
Nakatsugi
Japanese tea ceremony
Tea making paraphernalia
Tea caddies
Relation
Sokiku Nakatani Japanese Teaware Collection

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