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Bizen Tokkuri by Yokoyama Naoki

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Contemporary: Item # 613052
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Kami-cho 2-2-6, Ageo-shi
Saitama-ken, Japan 362-0037

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This magnificent tokkuri (sake bottle) has an age old shape, and carries its nobility with elegance. And in a way, it is also a metaphor for Yokoyama Naoki’s work; the bottom of the tokkuri seems to give birth to the head which slowly rises above it. From the earth is born a new spirit that is attached to it, but gives it a new form. Yokoyama Naoki is a relatively young potter, born in 1970. He founded his kiln in 2000 and is already widely known and getting more and more attention. Yokoyama insufflates a new spirit, clearly his own, into the 800 year old Bizen tradition. The tokkuri is signed and in perfect condition. It comes with its signed box. Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 15 cm (3.4 in x 6 in), Weight 290 g (10.2 oz) More pictures available on demand.