I hadn't heard of this before. It seems like a great project.
I did find "Bajo-hai" or "Bajyo hai" (Horse rider cup) as a shape of
teacup. You might start there. It may be that what you found was more of
a description of a cup shape than its actual use.
Making coconut bowls shouldn't be too difficult nor too far from period
practice, you just need to make sure to use materials that are food safe if
you can plan on using it (and if it isn't food safe, label I as such,
On Jun 24, 2013 9:04 AM, "Kihō" <kihou@...> wrote:
> I seem to recall that, years ago, I was in a class at Pennsic where I
> learned that samurai in late period had had a type of vessel called a
> "horseback-riding cup", formed from a half coconut shell or turtle
> shell, lacquered on the inside, with a cord attached for hanging from
> the obi. Recently coming into the possession of a coconut shell, I
> was going to make one. However, I've been unable to dig up any
> information about them beyond a single example,
> , from the late Edo period, and I've been unable to figure out what
> they're actually called in Japanese. Does anyone happen to have any
> references or further information about this sort of thing?
> Thanks a bunch,
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