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Bizen Kaki Set by Moritoki Taiyu

Bizen Kaki Set by Moritoki Taiyu

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This beautiful set of two Bizen kaki (flower pots) was made by an artist named Moritoki Taiyu. Bizen is one of the six oldest remaining Japanese pottery traditions. Bizen is a small town in Okayama prefecture (ancient Bizen province). There, for more than one thousand years, potters have been producing a sober yet strong looking wood fired ceramic. This rustic pottery whose age gives it a noble air is still popular today in Japanese homes and restaurants alike.

Moritoki Taiyu was born in Bizen in 1920. At the age of 30, he began studying pottery, starting with Bizen ware and moving on to Mino ware (oribe, seto, shino...). Moritoki Taiyu is also known for his calligraphic works, which shows honesty, fortitude and dynamism, traits also found in his pottery.

The yin-yang-like set is a very fine example of the beauty of Bizen ceramic, expressed in contrasted yet fiery tones. The pots seem to create an harmonious space between them, with the clearest one as the sun and the darkest one, with more feminine forms, as the moon.

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Each pot is signed and in perfect condition. We guarantee their authenticity (a box may be ordered for an extra fee; kindly inquire).
Dimensions: clear kaki :7.1 x 6.8 cm (2.8 x 2.7 in), 166 g (5.8 oz); dark kaki: 7 x 6.8 cm (2.8 x 2.7 in), 150 g (5.25 oz)

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