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Tenmoku Hachi by Unokawa Kazumasa (a)

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Nakagawa 557-4-302
Yufuin-cho, Yufu-shi, Oita-ken Japan 879-5104

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Tenmoku Hachi by Unokawa Kazumasa (a)
60,000 yen

This wonderful hachi (bowl) is like a space vessel, not only because of the way it looks and seems to float in the cosmos, but also because it seems to contain all of it. A look inside the bowl can take you anywhere within the universe and if you gaze too long, your spirit might really get pulled into that fascinating void. Unokawa Kazumasa, born in Nara in 1952, not far from Kyoto, where the Ashikaga Shoguns, admirers of Tenmoku ware, resided, is a master craftsman of Tenmoku pottery, one of the most difficult to make. He never had a mentor and let “the clay, the kiln, the fire and nature be his teachers”. As a true artist, he allows the clay to express itself through him and engages it in a creative dialogue from which are born heavenly gems. Unokawa Kazumasa says: “There are various faces and personalities in pottery, which I see. They reveal themselves to me as I carefully come face-to-face with them.” Unokawa-sensei regularly holds exhibitions in Osaka and Nara, among other Japanese cities. And he was even made an honorary citizen of Santa Cruz, after an exposition there, in 1988. The bowl is signed, in perfect condition and will be shipped in a signed wooden box (please allow for a few weeks for the box to be made and signed). Dimensions: 20.5 cm x 8 cm (8.2 in x 3.2 in); weight 700 g (1.5 lb) More pictures available on demand Please make sure you read my Sales Policy Page and kindly inquire if you have any question.

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