Perfect Shino Chawan by legendary artist Shotaro Hayashi. It is in mint condition and comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box.
Shotaro Hayashi, born 1947, is one of the biggest names in contemporary Mino ceramics, whose works in Shino, Oribe , Haiyu and Ki-Seto are second to none and many consider him a genius of modern Momoyama inspired ceramics.
He began with a 7 year apprenticeship under his older brother Kotaro, ending when he established his own kiln in the year 1974. His list of exhibitions and awards has been amazing since then, including the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition), Governors Prize and five times winner of Best of Show at the Asahi Togei Ten (Asahi Ceramics Exhibition), and Best of Show at Gifu Prefectural Exhibition among many many others.
As a member of the prestigious DENTOKOGEIKAI for years, Hayashi has exhibited at major exhibitions worldwide. He has been collected by a great number of public and private institutions as well as private collections around the world. Hayashi has exhibited widely, has won many awards and is published in a wide variety of catalogues and books on ceramics and modern art.
Important note: Shotaro is considered by many to be the top Shino-ware artist of Japan, destined to become one of the next Living National Treasures.
Size: 9,5 cm height x 15,6 cm in diameter.