Swords -- Japan [lcsh]; Military weapons -- Japan [lcsh]
A fuchi is an oval piece of metal through which a sword blade passes and fits over the end of the hilt next to the Tsuba. It frequently matches the Kashira in material and decoration. A Kashira is the pommel of a sword hilt.
Japanese tea ceremony [lcsh]; Drinking vessels [lcsh]; Raku pottery [lcsh]
The rim of this well-balanced chawan exhibits the gozan or "five peaks" motif, which is frequently employed by Raku and raku-style potters. The dark color provides a particularly appealing ground for the intense green of the tea. The heavy walls...