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The classic, understated design and subdued color of this vessel complements its humble function. The shape of this kensui is called efugo, named after a similar container designed for feeding hawks. Though kensui are also crafted of ceramic or wood, the use of bronze is a reminder of the early preference for imported Chinese wares in tea practice.
3 1/2""h x 4 7/8"" dia Bronzwe
2005.05.0002 59 Case 2, Shelf 3 480.cpd http://digital.lib.csus.edu/cdm/ref/collection/teaware/id/479
Kensui Japanese tea ceremony Tea making paraphernalia