Meiji Bijutsu

Ido-te Guinomi by Tsujimura Shiro

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 2000: Item # 1199016
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Kita-aoyama 3-14-1
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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This remarkable guinomi (sake cup) was made by a potter named Tsujimura Shiro, who was born in 1947, in Nara prefecture. Tsujimura Shiro is a well known artist who first studied painting in Tokyo before going into pottery. After having spent a year in a Zen Buddhist temple, he came back to Nara and established his own kiln. Since then, he has exposed in many venues in Japan and abroad, and his work is shown in several museums, among which the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City.

This beautiful sake cup looks like a miniature tsutsu (cylindrical) chawan, and its simple shape and absence of frivolities points to the potter's Zen training. And as with the most splendid tea bowls, the kodai (foot) is the spot which enchants most; a Zen garden on a frosted peak.

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The guinomi is in perfect condition and signed. It will be shipped in a signed box.
Dimensions: 5.2 x 6 cm (2 x 2.4 in); 67 g (2.3 oz)

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