- It is a tea canister made in japan .
- (katatsuki is the type of a tea canister whose shoulder part has a square shape .)
- It is preserved in chatsubo (a tea canister ), which is also called hachatsubo (a canister for tea leaves ).
- Soji yamanoue , the leading disciple of sen no rikyu , extolled this tea canister as unrivalled by any others .
- The narashiba katatsuki is a tea canister which was called one of the three major katatsuki , along with nitta katatsuki and hatsuhana katatsuki .
- Therefore it is obvious that soshitsu and other merchants of hakata were half-threatened and deprived of the tea canister by the armed force of tanezane .
- Chasi (tea masters ) are also called " otsume (packers ), " because they were originally engaged in packing tea leaves in tea canisters for shipment .
- After this incident , sorin otomo repeatedly requested soshitsu to hand over the tea canister at any cost , although soshitsu kept refusing the requests .
- It is a tea canister made in china , and ones which were brought in before the muromachi period are highly valued (see " karamono " (things imported from china )) .
- The power of otomo family later declined; in the meantime tanezane akizuki gradually gained power in the chikuzen province (where hakata is located ), and soshitsu decided to hand over this tea canister when tanezane requested the piece .
- Originally this tea canister was owned by the eighth shogun of the muromachi shogunate , yoshimasa ashikaga , but it was passed through many hands after his death , and later handed over to a tea master soshitsu shimai living in hakata , kyushu , by a merchant in sakai , osaka .
- Most karamono tea bowls used in japanese sado from the 16th century , such as tenmoku tea bowls , juko celadon , karamono chaire (chinese-style tea canisters ) and luzon chatsubo (tea urn ) were minor wares that were mainly fired in minyo (private kilns for producing plate ware for daily use ) in southern china .
- As ceramics , it is nothing more than " an unremarkable small brown glazed pot " (as referred to in the preface of " karamono chaire " (chinese-style tea canisters ) written by hiroko nishida/nezu museum/2005 ), and finding beauty in chaire ' s subtle individuality is remarkably peculiar to tea ceremony culture .
- The name of this tea canister is said to be derived from the play on word with ' koi ' meaning both ' deep ' and ' love ,' (double entente/pun ) while the color of the glaze of this tea canister is in a unique ' koi ' amber (meaning deep amber ); a tanka (thirty-one syllables ' poem ) from manyoshu (collection of ten thousand leaves ) includes the word ' koi ' in its phrase , ' mikarisuru karihano onono narashiba no nareha masarade koi zo masareru ,' then the word ' narashiba ' was taken from this tanka for the name of this tea canister .
釉色が濃いアメ色で、これを 「恋」 にかけて万葉集の「御狩する狩場の小野の楢柴の汝はまさらで恋ぞまされる」の歌に因みこの名になったとされる。