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Iga Yunomi by Tanimoto Yo

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Contemporary: Item # 1193232
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Kami-cho 2-2-6, Ageo-shi
Saitama-ken, Japan 362-0037

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A very fine yunomi (tea cup) made by Tanimoto Yo, born in 1958. Tanimoto Yo is the son of renowned Iga potter Tanimoto Kosei, who gave new life to Iga pottery, one of the oldest of Japan. His son established his own kiln in 1988 after having studied in France and Spain. He has exposed many times there, in England, in the USA and in many famous Japanese venues like the Mitsukoshi department store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

This particular yunomi is a superb example of the raw beauty of Iga pottery, whose nobility lies in its unpretentiousness, barely touched by the changing times. Here, the reddish clay, with few traces of ash glaze, and the embedded quartz give an intriguing aura to the cup that invites the touch of enchanted hands.

The yunomi is signed, in perfect condition and comes in a signed box.
Dimensions: 8 x 11 cm (3.2 x 4.4 in), Weight: 260g (9.1 oz)

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