Yokino Ware Buddhist Vase


A Yokino ware Buddist vase fired in Tanegashima, the island belonging to Kagoshima, in the latter half of the Edo period. It forms a rounded body and open mouth and is naturally glazed on the interior and exterior. The pottery technique on the island is said to be introduced by the Naeshirogawa to the island. So there are many examples similar to the Satsuma ware Buddhist vase, but this piece has a unique localized form, and the shoulder decoration looks like the vague monk reflects its spirituality.

Buddhist beliefs have been vital in Taneshima since ancient times; the Hokke sect’s main gate style was worshiped from the middle of the 15th century. However, all the temples were destroyed by the abolition of Buddhism in the 2nd year of the Meiji period. This piece emanates a fantastically deformed appearance by the decaying texture and the Yokino ware’s profound artistry.

A minor chip can be seen on one of the ear decorations. It has been entirely weathered, but there is no water leakage.

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