This unique and exotic dai-kannyu Hagi chawan was made by Yamato Tsutomu, son of the Hagi legend, Yamato Yasuo. Made of classic Hagi clay with thick crackle slip put on the clay, an ash based glaze is then used to complete this rather modern Hagi chawan which follows admirably in the footsteps of his father and teacher. This chawan has a wonderful range of colors and feels great in the hand, truly a tactile experience while being visually engaging. This dai-kannyu style was pioneered by his father Yamato Yasuo and the potter, Yamato Tsutomu is an adept pupil and proponent mastering his ability to make this primal, elemental surface in to his own signature look.
Yamato Tsutomu is widely exhibited and published in Japan and even has several videos up on Youtube. This chawan comes with an exhibition tag, cloth, biography and its signed box. This style of chawan rarely comes up on the secondary market is in original, as made condition and measures just over 5" in diameter and is a classic example of the dai-kannyu Hagi style that both he and his father is so well known for.