This remarkable guinomi (sake cup) is a creation of Suzuki Tomio, born in Kyoto in 1948. Suzuki Tomio is a Master craftsman of Shino ware; one of the most difficult potteries to produce. He is especially known for his Yohenkin Shino, which he developed on his quest to always creating his craft anew; you can view some of his Yohenkin pieces in this catalog. Shino ware has been a favorite of Japanese tea masters from the 16th century and Suzuki Tomio is in the lineage of the great potters of that golden era of the tea ceremony. Suzuki Tomio established his first kiln in the southern suburbs of Kyoto, in the Yawata district, in 1988 and since 1989 specializes only in Shino-yaki. He has held expositions at major venues in Japan and has been the recipient of several awards. He is also featured in books which recognize contemporary Japanese ceramists. The guinomi is signed and in perfect condition. It comes with a signed box.
Dimensions: 7.5 cm x 6 cm (3 in x 2.4 in), Weight 140 g (4.9 oz)
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