Die Sichel ein Schwert
wie ein Schnitt im Himmelszelt.
der Duft der Engel umweht
die letzten Strahlen.
7,5 x 10,5 cm
(Shiraku, Japan, um 1960)
Robert Mangold (The Kura) says:
A fine set of Aka and Kuro Raku Tsutsu-Ko-Gata Chawan clearly stamped Shiraku on the base enclosed in a kiri box. Both light weight bowls are slightly indented around the center for ease of handling, with the lip turned slightly in to trap the aroma of the freshly whipped tea. The dark bowl is a rich, shiny black with no discolorations, while on the red bowl glaze has been applied over patches of darker color, and capped around the entire rim with a belt of foamy white crackle glaze. The Chawan measure 4 inches (10cm) in diameter, 3 inches (7.5cm) tall and date to between 30 and 50 years old.