Ceramic, Shigaraki ware
According to Oka Yoshiko of Otemae University, the inscription reads as follows:
sa za re i shi / no tou ki mu ka u no / mu ka ta ri wa(ha) / i ha ho nou he no / ka men (so?) shi ra ra mu / shi ga ji
Oka: This basically contains auspicious words much like the words in the national anthem.
A transcription of the above in Japanese characters (hiragana and a few kanji) can be found in the work's object file.
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Tea Bowl, ca. 1800. Ceramic, Shigaraki ware, 2 15/16 x 4 1/2 in. (7.5 x 11.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Carll H. de Silver, 07.278. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 07.278_acetate_bw.jpg)
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