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Bizen Tokkuri by Mori Togaku

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A superb white Bizen sake flask in red clay covered by a dusting of ash by Mori Togaku enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Tokkuri. It seems to encompass all the great characteristics of this living legend work,all wrapped in one small package.
Size, D 8.9 cm H 12.6 cm
Condition, Excellent
Mori Togaku was born in Inbe, in the heart of Bizen territory in 1937. Following graduation from Okayama University in 1957, he taught art for a short time before dedicating himself to pottery in 1962. He was recognized quite early by the Japanese Ceramics Society, awarded in 1969, and would receive the JCS Gold award in 2002, one of the most coveted prizes in Japan. He exhibited with the Nihon Togeiten (Japanese National Pottery Exhibition) from 1971. In 2016 his lifelong dedication garnered acclaim with the prefectural Order of Cultural Merit. For more see Contemporary Clay: Japanese ceramics for the new century, or Toh, volueme 49. His work is held in the Metropolitan Museum of At New York among others.