Ryukyuan Tsuboya Ware Blue-And-White Bottle | Okinawa, 19C


A Ryukyuan sake bottle made around the time of the forced assimilation of Okinawa into Japan. Originally, such “Binshi ” (this kind of bottle in Okinawan language) were used as a pair for the ritual called “Ugan” (worship).

In the early modern Ryukyu society, the types of equipment that can be used were banned by class and economic power. The “Binshi” was originally made of tin, which only the royal family was allowed to use, but it seems widely spread to the middle-class people when it was made with pottery and became commonplace.

A vanishing single flower painting, Emerging its own voice in the fragility and strength.
There are no notable defects and the condition is good.

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