In the fields, in the mountains,
I was enthralled, so enthralled
by the autumn moon
that followed me home
all the way to my room.
A yusamashi is a small bowl used in the Sencha tea ceremony to cool the boiling hot water before pouring it over the tea leaves. This delightful little bowl has a partial glaze, and is inscribed with one of Rengetsu's most well known poems.
Provenance: The John Stevens Collection
John Stevens is a noted author of Japanese Buddhist calligraphy and paintings as well as Aikido. His collection has been presented by numerous museums around the world. He is also the author of the book about this artist, Lotus Moon : The Poetry Of the Buddhist Nun Rengetsu
Age: Edo - Meiji 19th Century
Size: 1.5 x 2.75 x 3.25 inches