Tsuba - The Way of Tea
Artist: Takashi WAKAMIYA
Materials: Natural lacquer, wood, gold powder, inlays of shell
Size: H13mm x W29mm x D32mm
(Original box signed by the artist)
This little box is in a form of Tsuba which refers to the hand guard of a Japanese sword. The lid and inner part depict the utensils which are often seen in Japanese tea ceremony. Both Japanese sword and tea ceremony are symbolical representing important elements of Japanese culture.