This spectacular tea bowl is a Hagi-yaki (Hagi ware). Hagi-yaki has been made since the end of the 16th century in the region of Hagi, a small city in the Yamaguchi prefecture on the Sea of Japan. A Korean potter, who was brought back to Japan at that time, started the tradition.
This particular piece was made by a fairly well known Hagi potter named Yamane Seigen, born in 1952. He is also a martial arts instructor and high levels of energy and concentration can be found in his pottery. A self learned craftsman, Yamane decided to enter the world of ceramic “to understand the truth of the world”. He founded his kiln in 1987 and after much research created his own blue Hagi, which he named Seigen Blue. He mainly exposes locally, but he is widely admired. This chawan has a very sophisticated look, and one can sense a high degree of mastery of energy in its calm posture.
The bowl is in perfect conditions. It comes with its signed box.
Dimensions: 12 cm x 8.5 cm (4.8 in x 3.4 in), Weight 330g (12.6 oz)