This remarkable chawan (tea bowl) was made by a potter named Udagawa Hijitani, born in 1940. The vessel seems sugar coated in a silky immaculate robe that gives it a sweet and generous character, and in the hand, its smoothness enchants. Yet, at the kodai (foot) the apparent clay shows its firmness and the strength of its base. Would this bowl be a bride, it could bear a dynasty.
Udagawa Hijitani started studying pottery with Yoshida Hagien, a disciple of Living National Treasure Miwa Kyuwa (1895-1981) in 1963. In 1972, he studied in Korea and returned to Hagi to establish his kiln, named Tanmyo-gama, in 1973.
The chawan is signed, in perfect condition, and comes in a signed wooden box. Dimensions: 13 x 9 cm (5.2 x 3.6 in); weight 375g (13.1 oz)
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