A Negoro lacquer oryoki ('just enough' bowl) Muromachi Period
Lot 393*
A Negoro lacquer oryoki ('just enough' bowl) Muromachi Period
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 5,106) inc. premium

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A Negoro lacquer oryoki ('just enough' bowl) Muromachi Period A Negoro lacquer oryoki ('just enough' bowl) Muromachi Period
A Negoro lacquer oryoki ('just enough' bowl)
Muromachi Period
Of classical form, the large rounded bowl with its rim curved inwards and lacquered red inside the slightly-raised foot at the narrow base lacquered only in black, its colour distinct from that of the main body; with wood storage box titled Oryoki, the inside of the lid with two sets of inscriptions, one written possibly by Atsuzan, dated either 1950 or 1960, indicating that the bowl used to belong to the Hoyaku temple in Nara. 8.3cm x 15.2cm (3¼in x 6in). (2).

Footnotes

  • 根来應量器 室町時代

    Published and Exhibited: Okura Museum of Art, Tokubetsuten, Negoro (Special Exhibition, Negoro), Catalogue, Tokyo, 2009, p.177, colour plate, no.149.


    應量器 which translates to 'just enough', is a meditative form of eating that originated in Japan, which emphasises mindfulness-awareness practice by abiding to a strict order of precise movements.

    Buddhist tradition emphasises the monk's robe and bowl as symbolic of the two things most necessary to sustain life: with one, life is supported externally (clothing, shelter); with the other internally (food). Monks called rengyoshu are selected to participate and endure austerities, which include the eating of only one meal per day for a two-week period. The present lot is an excellent example of a red-lacquered 'just enough' rice bowl used during these ceremonial meals.
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