Here is a superb example of the work of this Living National Treasure,enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yusai Tsubo.The colors sliding down and catching in different hues, white, black, purple, blue and green, likening the surface to a 3-dimmensional Hiroshi Senju waterfall. The surface is a mirror, and it is a most prominent work.
Size, D 25.8 cm H 21.2 cm (inches)
Designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Kutani glazes, Yasokichi, born Masahiko, graduated from the Kanazawa school of arts, and took up apprenticeship under his father Yasokichi II. He went a step further than many by broadening his spectrum with innovation. His research into glaze application and Sansai glazing techniques created these haunting images of Kutani ware. His works are held by many public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, British Museum, V&A, Smithsonian, the Polk museum as well as Museum of Modern Art Tokyo Kanazawa Contemporary Museum of Art.