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    Florist and Antiques “Sorai”

    ‘Kosometsuke’ venerated by tea ceremony masters for its simple beauty

    “Sorai” is not only a florist, but they also combine antique items which includes pottery on the 2nd and 3rd floors in the building. The owner, Ms. Michiko Hasaba especially adores dyed ceramics called ‘Kosometsuke’, which were made at the end of the Ming Period in China.  It is said that most of these ceramic wares were orders made for the masters of tea ceremony that were sent to Japan. “These ceramic wares have influence from Europe that contain free impression.  For example, a lion drawn in a comical style is very attractive,” Michiko says. There are also other pottery items such as Kokutani, Kiseto, Shino, Oribe and Shigaraki, which convey the potters’ energy though the wares.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,August issue,2010

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    Name Florist and Antiques “Sorai”
    Address 325-4 Shintomi-cho, Marutamachi-dori, Kawaramachi-nishi-iru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-213-2220
    Hours 12:00-19:00
    Closed Thurs.
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    Recommended Mainly, flowers for tea ceremony are sold on the 1st floor.

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