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Waste water bowl (kensui)

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Waste water bowl (kensui)

mid 20th Century

Kitaoji Rosanjin

Japanese, 1883 - 1959

Bizen-style ware (unglazed stoneware)
3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Diam.: 3 7/8 in.
Gift of Alice Boney
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Textures of Daily Life: Art from Japan,
July 9 - Oct. 21, 2003.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Exceptionally Ordinary: Mingei 1920–2020, Dec. 14, 2019 - Sept. 6, 2021.

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