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Quintessential Shigaraki chawan made by master veteran potter Otani Shiro. Serene and feudal in appearance this bowl is an wonderful example of a wood fired chawan made explicitly for use in chanoyu and not as a decorative bowl. The face, interior wall and floor of the teabowl are coated in various hues of natural ash that was deposited and melted during the firing of his anagama. The bowl, surface, interior and foot are all well balanced and work in harmony with each other creating a well conceived pot and are a testament to the potter's knowledge of his clay, fire and the art of the chawan. The pot is in excellent, original condition and is accompanied by its original, signed box which bares an exhibition sticker from the Matsuzakaya Department Store and measures in at 14 x 9cm.
There is a lot written about Otani Shiro on the web, a quick search will turn up the importance of this modern Shigaraki potter.