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Sasaki Shoraku Contemporary Aka-Raku Chawan named Fuji

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Sasaki Shoraku Contemporary Aka-Raku Chawan named Fuji
A different image of the Aka-Fuji theme by Sasaki Shoraku enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The dark black mountain rises above yellow clouds on a background of burnt orange-red towering majestically on the faceted sides of the bowl. A spectacular work by this contemporary artist, it is, 4-1/2 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3-1/2inches (9 cm) tall and in new condition. A unique acquisition for the tea ceremony enthusiast, it would be wonderful paired with the black and white bowl previously listed also titled Fuji (different characters).
Sasaki Shoraku III inherited the kiln established by his grandfather. Originally established in the Kiyomizu ceramic area of Kyoto, post war strictures on firing the kilns instigated a move to Kameoka, an adjacent village in them Mountains West of the city reached via the famous Hozu river gorge. The head priest of Yada shrine, near the current kiln, granted Shoraku his name, Sho being the first character of the era Showa (1926-1988) and Raku being the type of pottery he and his descendants specialize in.


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