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Vintage Mokubei Ochoko (sold individually)

Vintage Mokubei Ochoko (sold individually)

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$12.00 USD
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Individual Mokubei-style handpainted ochoko, each holding ~1oz. 

Mokubei-style is a Kutani-ware (Ishikawa prefecture) decorative style inspired by the work of prolific ceramic artist Aoki Mokubei (1767-1833). Mokubei was deeply inspired by Chinese ceramics, mythology, and tea culture and these informed his visual themes. The use of a red background and bright yellow, green, and purple accent colors, Chinese scholars riding a magical carp, and other decorations representing prized garden features (green pine trees, taihu rocks, and florals). It's difficult to determine with certainty, but these may be followers of Taoist immortal Kinko (Qin Gao), who on his 200th birthday traveled the waterways on the back of a giant carp and returned from this excursion with a scroll exhorting humankind to never kill any fish.

These ochoko were likely made in the last 50-60 years and are only marked indicating their region of manufacture, Kutani (Ishikawa). 

These are priced by the each, with a total of 3 available. Shipping nationwide can be accommodated.