Tea bowl with design of pampas grass early 18th century. Ogata Kenzan , (Japanese, 1663-1743). Edo period. Buff clay; white slip, cobalt and iron pigments under transparent glaze. H: 6.9 W: 11.1 cm. Kyoto, Japan. The pampas grass (susuki; Miscanthus sinensis ) is renowned as one of the seven grasses of autumn. By Kenzan's time, it had become a general autumnal symbol as in this poem: Pampas grass in the wind— Waves farewell, farewell To the departing autumn.