Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Water Container (Mizusashi)

Water Container (Mizusashi)

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Made in Japan, Asia

Edo Period (1615-1868)

18th century

Glazed stoneware (Seto ware); lacquered wood lid

7 7/16 x 6 1/2 inches (18.9 x 16.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 242, Asian Art, second floor

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Purchased with Museum funds, 1928

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This mizusashi references the practice of using wooden well buckets as water containers in the tea ceremony, a practice credited to the tea master Takeno Joo (1502–1555).

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