Fuchin scroll weights – Aochibu style Kutani-yaki porcelain

A traditional Japanese room often has a hanging scroll (kakemono) displayed in the alcove (tokonoma).  Fuchin, small tasseled weights, are sometimes hung  from the bottom roller ends of the scroll. Besides being decorative, fuchin help to take out any creases in the scroll and prevent it from blowing around in a breeze.  They are typically made of ceramic or stone such as onyx.  They are quite lovely and I often come across them at the markets.

Ceramic fuchin scroll weights

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Kutani ware tea set, Shoza style

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Kutani tea set

This brilliantly colored Shoza style Kutani porcelain tea set originates from Ishikawa prefecture. Continue reading Kutani ware tea set, Shoza style