An interesting, octagonal water jar with lid (mizusashi) for the tea ceremony by Kawai Buichi.* Decorated in a deep iron-red glaze in combination with black and greenish spots. Original, signed box w. artist’s name and seal. Showa, ca. 1980. H 14 cm, D 18 cm.
(f. 1908–1989). Nephew of Kawai Kanjiro (1890–1966), Japan’s most famous potter of the 20th century. He began his training as a potter under his uncle in 1928 in Kyoto. During the 2nd WW he was drafted and served with the army in North China for one year in 1942. In 1949 he joined the National Painter’s Association. In 1953 he started his own ceramics studio and has since then participated in many exhibitions both in Japan and abroad. His works are stylistically close to those of his famous uncle and like him he does not sign his pieces. Buichi is also well known as a painter.