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Wonderful and intricate ash glazed plate by Ningen Kokuho (Juyo Mukei Bunkazai) Shimaoka Tatsuzo. This large plate, hachi, is absolutely genuine and has all of the characteristics of Shimaoka, from clay, glaze and foot (kodai). This plate measures 12.25” X 2.25. The intricate design is first hand carved and then inlaid with white slip, which is later scrapped off to reveal the pattern. Once glazed, the hachi had Shimaoka's trademark iron brushwork applied to complete the design. Shimaoka's impressed stamp is clearly visible within the footring.
There is a lot of info on Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) so I will skip recounting the accolades of this premier student of Mashiko legend, Hamada Shoji. This plate is in excellent condition and comes complete with its original box. Please note, the box was damaged in transit and has been repaired, the lid with the signature was undamaged and is in perfect condition.