May 23, 2016
Kyuka-en x Riso kiln(Arita ware) "Ohako(specialty Kabuki repertoire)"
Niwa-fuji(庭藤, literally garden wisteria, Indigofera decora) x Koraiya-gōshi(高麗屋格子, Kōraiya-check pattern) design round pot.
Kōshirō(幸四郎) vs Tōjūrō(藤十郎).
Both Kōshirō and Tōjūrō are stage names of Kabuki actors.
Kōraiya is a name of a guild which the family of Kōshirō belongs to.
This check pattern was named Koraiya-gōshi because Kōshirō IV
played Banzuiin Chōbei(幡随院長兵衛) wearing a cape with this design
to receive a favorable reputation.
Thus this check patter was named Koraiya-gōshi and became very popular.
A wisteria patter is a part of family emblem of Tōjūrō.
Fuji(藤, wisteria) is too large for this pot and I adopted
Niwa-fuji(庭藤, literally garden wisteria).
Everything happens in my palm.