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MIZUSASHI 2005 COLLECTION ( 10 )
Mizusashi are high-fired stoneware water containers. They are an integral element amongst the utensils used for Chanoyu (Japanese Tea Ceremony).


Mizusashi 1

Mizusashi 1

Mizusashi 2

Mizusashi 2

Mizusashi 3

Mizusashi 3

Mizusashi 4

Mizusashi 4

Mizusashi 5

Mizusashi 5

Mizusashi 6

Mizusashi 6

Mizusashi 7

Mizusashi 7

Mizusashi 8

Mizusashi 8

Mizusashi 9

Mizusashi 9

Mizusashi 10

Mizusashi 10


The mizusashi or fresh water container, is one of the main utensils found in a typical tea "arrangement." It's function is to hold fresh water which is used to clean the chasen (bamboo whisk) after it has been used to make tea, and to replenish the iron kettle so it will always be full.

A mizusashi can be used alone on the tatami or placed on top of a special shelf called a Tana, of which there are many variations. It is one of the largest tea utensils and can be of almost any form as long as it holds a reasonable amount of water. It can be made of porcelin or stoneware as well as glass, metal, wood, etc. Irregular forms are often fitted with custom lids made of wood and covered with lacquer.

These pieces create a backdrop for the tea bowl and tea caddy which are usually placed in front of the mizusashi when preparing tea. In many ways they are the utensils that offer the most freedom to a maker of tea wares. This becomes apparent when one sees the variety of shapes in Milgrim's portfolio of mizusashi.

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