Ash basin for ro use

Manufacturer: Tsuboya workshop
Historical period(s)
20th century
H x Diam (ash basin): 5 × 20.5 cm (2 × 8 1/16 in)
Japan, Okinawa prefecture, Naha
Credit Line
The Kinsey Chanoyu Collection, Gift of Gregory Kinsey
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Japan, tea ceremony, The Kinsey Chanoyu Collection

?- 1994
Possibly Masudaya 益田屋 (Akasaka branch), Tokyo method of acquisition unknown [1]

Possibly 1994-2019
Gregory Kinsey, purchased from Masudaya [2]

From 2019
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift from Gregory Kinsey [3]


[1] The object is possibly one of three ash basins identified on a receipt from Masudaya, Akasaka branch). See receipt from Masudaya to Gregory Kinsey, September 27, 1994, copy in object file.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See deed of gift, signed November 15, 2019, original in accession file for F2019.5.1-10.

Research completed November 17, 2022.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Gregory Kinsey

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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