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Traveling Tea Set (Chabako)

2012
Mari Iwabuchi, (Japanese, born 1970) , and Hayashi Hiroshi, (Japanese, born 1967) , and Nishizuka Shigemitsu (Sottaku), (Japanese, born 1959) , and Takashi Tanaka, (Japanese, born 1970) , and Kunio Watanabe, (Japanese, born 1967) , and Saeda Makoto, (Japanese, born 1973) , and Yuko Shinozuka, (Japanese, born 1968) , and Shiina Isamu, (Japanese, born 1968) , and Seigo Maeda, (Japanese, born 1968) , and Yuichi Chiba, (Japanese, born 1971) , and Hatayama Kazue, (Japanese, active late 20th century–early 21st century)

The tea ceremony requires a variety of implements, including teabowls, whisks, tea caddies, and the like. The tea set seen here, contained in a wood box (called a chabako) is portable, used by tea masters when they travel to teach or host a gathering.


A group of contemporary Japanese artists created this ensemble of pieces, including the box itself. They have each signed the lid of the outer storage box, which is on display.

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