This chawan represents a modern retelling of Tamba (Tanba) pottery and is by one of the new generation potters; Imanishi Masahiko (b. 1971). This glazed chawan was pulled out of a red hot kiln, hikidashi style and the frozen surface is a wide variety of colors and tones including bidoro green, blue, black and shimmering silver-grey on the foot. The wet surface has a real depth to it making for a rather unique and rarely seen style. Imanishi Masahiko is part of the modern movement in Tamba creating a new style of experimentation and innovation that has spread quickly among his contemporaries like Ichino Masahiko.
This chawan measures 5.25" x 3.6" is in excellent, original condition and comes complete with its signed wood box and cloth.