We are especially concentrating on quality works of art for use in or pertaining to the aesthetics of Japanese Tea.
One of a kind Yohen Tea Bowl by LNT Shimaoka Tatsuzo
Please refer to our stock # 276 when inquiring.
A superb sense of design to be expected of this natural ash-glazed chawan by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yohen Zogan Jomon Wan.A bowl the mastercraftsman would have been proud of.
A museum quality chawan,one of the best I ever seen !!!
Size, D 13.1 cm H 18.3 cm
Condition, Excellent, enclosed in a double wood box.
Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) attended the Tokyo Industrial School Ceramics department before being inducted into the army. After serving in World War II, Tatsuzo apprenticed under world famous Mashiko Mingei potter Hamada Shoji, establishing his own kiln in 1954. Working with rope patterns, Tatsuzo set out to create a style unique to himself, resulting in the piece you see here, which is quintessential Tatsuzo. He garnered the Nihon Mingeikan Award in 1964. In 1980 he was granted the Ibaragi Prefectural Cultural Merit Award, and in 1994 The JCS (Japan Ceramics Society) gold award. In 1996 he was designated a Living National Treasure (Juyo Mukei Bunkazai or Ningenkokuho).
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