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A large platter by Nakazato Yoshitaka enclosed in the original wooden box titled Ame-yu Kinsai Itazara. It is 20 x 10-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches (51 x 26.5 x 6 cm) and is in fine condition.
Yoshitaka was born the son of Nakazato Shigenori (Third so of Muan) in 1958. He apprenticed under his father initially after graduating the Saga Prefectural Arita Industrial Kiln in 1976. Four years later he moved to Kyoto to study under Miyagawa Kosai, who provides tea ceramics to the various tea schools in Kyoto. He has received many awards, and operates from a kiln in Saga since 1987.