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Set of 5 Mukozuke by Unokawa Kazumasa

Set of 5 Mukozuke by Unokawa Kazumasa

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Kami-cho 2-2-6, Ageo-shi
Saitama-ken, Japan 362-0037

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40,000 yen - EMS shipping included

This splendid set of five mukozuke was made by Unokawa Kazumasa. Mukozuke are small dishes used to serve refined food during a Japanese tea ceremony. As always, the artist gives a fantastic dimension to his creation.

Unokawa Kazumasa, born in Nara in 1952, not far from Kyoto, is a master craftsman of Tenmoku pottery. He never had a mentor and let “the clay, the kiln, the fire and nature be his teachers”. As a true artist, he allows the clay to express itself through him and engages it in a creative dialogue from which are born heavenly gems. Unokawa Kazumasa says: “There are various faces and personalities in pottery, which I see. They reveal themselves to me as I carefully come face-to-face with them.” Unokawa-sensei regularly holds exhibitions in Osaka and Nara, among other Japanese cities. And he was even made an honorary citizen of Santa Cruz, after an exposition there, in 1988.

The set is in perfect condition and will be shipped in a signed wooden box (please allow for a few weeks for the box to be made and signed). Dimensions:each dish is about 9 x 6 cm (3.6 x 2.4 in); weight 80 g (2.8 oz)

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