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Japanese Tenmoku Chawan "Mysterious Mind" by the 3rd head of TOUAN

Japanese Tenmoku Chawan "Mysterious Mind" by the 3rd head of TOUAN


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 $450.00 

Wonderful Japanese Kyo-yaki Tenmoku Chawan by great artist Yoshihide, the 3rd head of Touan. It was made 40 years ago and comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box.

The Buddhism word "Myoshin" (Mysterious Mind) is written in gold on the bowl.

The Kyoyaki Kiyomizuyaki pottery kiln of Touan was founded in 1922 in Higashiyama Senyuji, Kyoto.

The third family head Yoshihide (born 1949) has learned sculpture and glaze for a long time in Germany. KIyomizu yaki by Touan shows vivid coloring more than any other pottery in Japan. Generally, Kiyomizu-yaki is colored after the oven, but his Kiyomizu yaki is colored before putting them into the oven. He calls this process “Base Coloring”. Moreover, he also succeeded in making stout pottery by baking them in 1200 degrees celsius. Baking pottery at high temperature makes it difficult to show the vivid color of pottery, so he developed from paint for base coloring and implemented to make gorgeous coloring and established his original technology. Currently, his son Yoshiaki succeeded in the 4th family head of Touan. He developed and found pottery called “Hana Kessho (Flower Crystal). It shows various shapes of crystal around glasses, plates, and bowls.

Perfect condition.

Size: 7,4 cm high x 12,6 cm in diameter.

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