Antique, tea ceremony utensils and Raku chawan We deal with antiques and tea ceremony utensils in Gion, Kyoto. 

We have a great collections of black and red tea bowls, tea ceremony equipments of the Raku family from Chojiro the 1st, Joukei, Nonkau to Kichizaemon Raku the 15th.In the Momoyama period (the 16th century), the first Raku ware was made by Chojiro, the founder of Raku ware, after receiving orders from Se no Rikyu, Japan's most famous Tea Ceremony artist. Chojiro's unique skill of hand forming h...

We are posting items on Instagram We opened in Nihonbashi, Tokyo as a gallery of Ooguchi Art Ltd. in May, 2002. Hanabako is a rare specialty gallery of Japanese bamboo baskets, which carries various collections of high artistry Japanese flower baskets. We hope our collections are appreciated not only by Japanese, but by visitors from many countries as well. Moreover, our headquarter, Ooguchi Ar...