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A large Hidasuki Bizen Table by Shibaoka Nobuyoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Two large circles beyond the burnt-straw remains gives the effect of the moon reflecting off water viewed through a rush of bamboo. The table is 17-1/2 by 9-1/2 by 4 inches (44 x 24.5 x 10 cm) and is in excellent condition. Nobuyoshi was born in 1950, the son of Ikkai. He graduated the Bizen Industrial High School and went on to apprentice at the Bizen Ceramics Research Institute followed by training under his grandfather Kozan II as well as under the tutelage of his father. He has been often prized at the Okayama Prefectural Exhibition, and has displayed with the Issui-kai, Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Traditional Crafts Exhibition), Nihon Togei Ten (National Ceramics Exhibition) as well as the Chunichi Kokusai Kogei Ten.