Night Shining Cup
These exquisite cups were carved from a white stone. So fine and reflective, they seemed to glow in the dark. Mere starlight was sufficient.
Two independent friends of mine produce eye-witness testimony: "Confirming the existence of these revered pieces in Chinese museums."
Sadly, I have never seen one. This is my interpretation of their separate and amazing stories.
Credits: The Japanese text and explanation of the meaning was contributed by Kazuaki Tani
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