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Futaoki by Kato Yuo
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A splendid futaoki made by a potter named Kato Yuo. A futaoki is one of many Japanese tea ceremony utensils. It is used to rest the lid of the kama (kettle). That small objet is often colorfully designed and can take many different shapes. They also make wonderful collectibles. This particular one is veiled with a deep, yet vivid green glaze and shows two engraved characters “ga-yu” which mean “elegant play”(it is used to describe activities like poetry, music, calligraphy and painting. It was made when the potter was 97 years old.

Kato Yuo established the Akahiko-gama (Akahiko kiln) in 1956 in the city of Gamagori, Aichi prefecture. He was a recognized potter who exposed his works at the famous Mitsukoshi department store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. Kato Yuo's apprentice, Kato Koraku, became the heir of the Akahiko-gama now ran by third generation potter, Kato Ryusei.

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The futaoki bears the seal of its maker on its base. It is in excellent condition and comes in a signed box.
Dimensions: 6.5 x 5 cm (2.6 x 2 in); 77 g (2.7 oz)

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