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An E-karatsu guinomi sake cup by Nakazato Shigetoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Nakazato Shigetoshi (1930-2015) was born into the family of Living National Treasure Nakazato Muan, the 13th Tarouemon. He was first exhibited at the Nitten National Exhibition in 1952, and received the Matsuzakaya prize at the Modern Ceramics Exhibit 4 years later, the first of a great many awards culminating in the Saga Prefectural Cultural Award in 1985 given not lightly for his lifetime endeavors. He was much lauded in his lifetime and is held in the collection of the British Museum among others.