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Unusual Tsubo by Kimura Morinobu
Limestone green decorates the dark clay of this large Tsubo by Kimura Morinobu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Something about the rough edge of the standing lip in comparison to the running smooth wet sides is striking. Simple yet hard to take ones eyes from it. The Tsubo is 10 inches (26 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter. Morinobu (b. 1932) was born into a pottery family in Kyotos Higashiyama pottery district. He attended the Kyoto Municipal School of Art graduating from the sculpture division, and entered the Kyoto Ceramic Research Facility, the stomping grounds of so many of the brightest talents in modern Japanese Pottery. After apprenticing under both his brother, Morikazu, and Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi, he established his own kiln in 1967. Although his list of exhibitions is much too long to put down here, he was named an intangible Cultural Property (Mukei Bunkazai) of Kyoto Prefecture in 1992. Works by the artist are held in the Kyoto National Museum among others.


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