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Otagaki Rengetsu 'Night storm' tea bowl [chawan] 19th century glazed stoneware, incised calligraphy Private collection, St Louis

 

Otagaki Rengetsu and Issō  (potter’s seal)
'Night storm' tea bowl [chawan] 19th century
glazed stoneware, incised calligraphy
7.0 x 11.6 cm
Private collection, St Louis

 

Night storm –
its ravages extinguishing
into snow.
On waking, I light kindling
at Shigaraki village.

(trans. Sayumi Takahashi)