magemono 曲物
KEY WORD : art history / crafts
Round chip box. Also called wagemono 綰物 (bent round object) or himono 檜物 (cypress object). A utilitarian liquid storage container or kurimono 刳物 (hollowed out object), used since the Yayoi period and before the invention of the tub oke 桶 and the barrel taru 樽. Magemono were made by bending thin boards of Japanese cypress hinoki 檜 or Japanese cedar sugi 杉, softened by heating or soaking in the hot water, into a circle, then using rice glue to attach a bottom board with strips of cherry or birch.

*kensui 建水(left), *mizusashi 水指 (right)


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