The item introduced here is a Hagi tea container made by Kyusetsu Miwa X. Kyusetsu Miwa X is a representative Hagi ware artist and a living national treasure together with his younger brother Kyusetsu XI (Jusetsu). His grandfather, Sessan, persuaded him that a craftsman does not need learning, and he left Hagi Junior High School after two years to study pottery making under his father, Sessando IX, and engage in the family business. At his grandfather’s urging, he also trained in the tea ceremony and chanting, and became a cultured person.
This hagi tea caddy has an imposing presence, but at the same time exudes the gentle style that is characteristic of Kyuwa. The color and texture of this piece are both very good.