Meiji Bijutsu

Hagi Chawan by Morishima Isshin

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 2000: Item # 1163130
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This beautiful chawan (tea bowl) was made by a potter named Morishima Isshin. Born in 1937. Morishima Isshin started studying Hagi pottery at the age of 23. In 1967, he established his own kiln called Kan-bo-an . He specializes in the creation of bowls for the tea ceremony which seem to be appreciated by politicians, as the potter advertises that two of them have purchased his works, former prime minister Yasuo Fukuda and former foreign minister Shintaro Abe.

This particular bowl is a more sober vessel by the artist. Its lightness conveys the workmanship of its maker. The chawan wears the typical quiet robe of Hagi bowls. That serene look and the sensuous, silky touch of the chalice is what has made Hagi wares some of the most sought after by Japanese tea ceremony aficionados for more than four centuries.

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The chawan is in excellent condition. It bears the mark of the potter and will be shipped in its tomobako (companion box).
Dimensions: 12.5 x 8 cm (5 x 3.2 in)

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