Elegant and extremely practical E-Shino chawan by well known, veteran Mino potter, Arimoto Kugen (b. 1963). Working in Hiroshima at the foot of Mount Futatsugajo an old castle site and hiking region, Arimoto produces a wide array of noble forms dedicated to the old style of the Shino tradition with an emphasis on chadogu. This chawan has a greate citrus peel style texture surface on the exterior with areas of brushed iron decoration underneath to help animate the surface which continues on the interior which also has thicker feldspar areas cris-crossed by vivid crazing. The lip is carefully executed with subtle undulations and the kodai is skillfully executed with a nice patch of exposed clay adding to the appearance and texture of the overall bowl. This chawan measures 12 x 9.5cm and comes complete with its very fine quality, original signed wood box.