《Chinese Tea Caddy, in the bunrin style, named "Takarabukuro"》
Yüan dynasty, Second half of 13th century-14th century Pottery
Compared to the plump body gently rounding out from the small mouth, the bottom is tightly tapered. It is small in size and looks as if it might fall over. Likening its charming shape to an apple, this type is called a bunrin chaire. Although it is not clear when it arrived in Japan, this tea caddy was imported from China and prized as akaramono(Chinese object) in the tea ceremony.
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