Brazier, [Otogoze] style, by Onishi Josei

  • Edo period
  • 17c
  • Bronze
  • H-21.3 D-38
Catalogue Entry

Today such portable braziers are used in the tea ceremony from May through October. The term "Otogoze" is an alternate name for the famous Japanese fat‐faced goddess, Otafuku. The flat, hag‐mouth kettle, or futon kettle shapes can also be called "Otogoze" kettles, with the same reference as the name here. The demon masks on the handle holes protrude like strong, lion dance masks.