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The most famous relic in the world_ Longquan “Grasshopper Trip”

Among the porcelain of the Song Dynasty, Longquan Kiln was not famous for firing tea ware. But the bottles and furnaces used for various sacrifices and decorations are the most outstanding. However, a celadon tea bowl known as the “most famous relic in the world” came from the Longquan Kiln, which is the Longquan Kiln “Maqingtu” in the Tokyo National Museum, Japan.


This piece of porcelain was spread to Japan in the Southern Song Dynasty, and later acquired by the then powerful general Ashikaga Yoshimasa in the Muromachi period, but there has been a breakthrough. Ashikaga Yoshimasa loved this piece of celadon very much. He specially sent envoys to bring it to the Ming Dynasty and asked for a similar porcelain bowl. But it was no longer available and could not be copied. So he had to repair it completely. Due to the oxidation of the curium nail, its dark color resembles that of a locust adhering to the implement, it is commonly known as the “locust trap”. Although it is a relic, after hundreds of years of inheritance, this famous artifact with curium nails has become increasingly famous due to its beautiful glaze color and magical inheritance experience. It is now known as the “most famous relic in the world”. Putting aside everything else, the Japanese love for Chinese cultural relics is truly admirable in terms of this matter.


Some famous tea ware from the Song Dynasty were mainly concentrated in southern kilns. In fact, there are also many famous kilns in northern kilns that produce various types of porcelain works. However, from historical inscriptions and recognition, tea ware is indeed slightly inferior to various black and blue glazed porcelain in the south. Nowadays, with the revival of Tea culture, tea ware is becoming more and more exquisite. In the Song Dynasty, which pursues the peak of Chinese elegant culture, it is particularly necessary to taste the tranquility and elegance of Yipin, and learn from it.

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