265,000 yen - EMS shipping included
A spectacular chawan (tea bowl). Although seemingly simple, the marking on the shomen (face), in unique Suzuki Tomio shades, gives the bowl a deeper note. That feature resembles the writing of a circle by a Zen monk; a common exercise of calligraphy, where the beginning and the end are the same, while the balance of energies is respected. The shape of the bowl echoes those principles, which are at the heart of the tea ceremony. The contrast of the immaculate body of the chawan reinforces its spiritual character. Born in Kyoto in 1948, 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 is especially known for his Yohenkin Shino, which he developed on his quest to always creating his craft anew. Suzuki Tomio 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 bowl is signed and in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed box.
Dimensions: 14 cm x 10.5 cm (5.6 in x 4.2 in), Weight 550 g (19.3 oz)
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