Here is a magnificent chawan (tea bowl) made by a master craftsman named Taniguchi Akiichi. This ash coated (haiyu) vessel looks like a moss covered, rain battered rock that stands off center, in an ancient Zen garden or under a millenary waterfall. A most adequate recipient for green tea, yet another gift of nature.
Taniguchi Akiichi was born in 1904. He worked in the city of Seto, one of the most important Japanese pottery centers, where he established a kiln called Nichigetsu-gama. Taniguchi Akiichi was a recognized potter who was awarded prizes five times, at the prestigious Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (Nitten). One of his works was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The chawan is signed and in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed box.
Dimensions: 14 x 6.5 cm (5.6 x 2.6 in); weight 240g (8.4 oz)
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