Higashiyama gomotsu

Karamono (Chinese utensils) collected by the Ashikaga family, beginning with the sixth Ashikaga Shogun Yoshinori. They are mostly pictures, calligraphy, trays, incense containers, flower containers, tea bowls, tea jars, tea containers and so on from the Sung and Mongol Dynasties. The eighth Shogun Yoshimasa had cultural assistants with a good eye for karamono who helped a lot with the collection. After the fall of the Ashikaga shogunate these distinguished items became scattered and lost, passing into the hands of newly-rising daimyo and merchants.

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