Bok wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:14 am
It is almost certainly inspired by one kind of Julunzhu Yixing that has this design. I have seen it on more early Tokoname pieces from unmarked pots that were still in the 100% imitation of Chinese pieces period before they emancipated to a more distinctly Japanese style.
That makes a lot of sense! I’ve also often heard that Hamajiro and his father-in-law Yoshiwara Kasyu were especially proud of their Chinese style ceramics, so I’m sure that influence can be found in many of their more Japanese style pieces too.