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Serene Hagi chawan by veteran Yamaguchi Prefecture potter, Okada Yu (b.1941). Thrown of a rich daido clay and covered with first a slip and than an ash glaze, this chawan was fired in a wood fired climbing kiln the way that Hagi has been fired for centuries. This particular chawan has all the attributes and landscape desired by tea aficionados and Okada is very well known for making exceptional chadogu, tea ceremony implements.
Okada Yu, changed his name from Yutaka in 2004 and is a Yamaguchi Prefecture Intangible Cultural Asset. His works are illustrated in a wide array of books and catalogues and as one of the leading figures in Hagi, his works have been displayed and collected by a variety of museums in Japan and abroad. His work is in high demands and his shows sell out very quickly with chawan of this style ranging from 260,000 to 560,000 yen.
This chawan is in great original condition and comes complete with its signed box and cloth and measures 5.2" x 3.35".