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Living National Treasure Matsui Kosei Neriage Tsutsu Chawan

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Mottled clay in lively blends colors on this Nerikomi tea bowl by Living National Treasure Matsui Kosei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Neriage Shoretsu Tsutsu Chawan.
Size, D 9.8 cm H 7.9 cm
Condition, Excellent
Matsui was born in 1927, beginning his ceramic studies in 1946. In 1957, he became a priest at the Getsusoji Temple, where in 1960 he built a kiln so he could research traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean ceramics. Subsequently, he became famous for neriage (designs in colored clays mixed together), based on Tang Dynasty Chinese techniques. In 1993, he was declared a Living National Treasure for his efforts in Neriage.