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Fujiwara Yu (1932-2001) Bizen ware Goma-Hidasuki Chawan

Fujiwara Yu (1932-2001) Bizen ware Goma-Hidasuki Chawan


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Living National Treasure Fujiwara Yu (1932-2001) Bizen Goma-Hidasuki Chawan (Studio Pottery Bizen ware).
The mark of the potter is carved on the bottom.

Very interesting chawan which combines two Bizen techniques: Goma (outer side) and Hidasuki (inner).
Goma resembles sesame seeds because the of the attached pine ash. The pottery is placed on the shelves full of prepared ash which melts by heat during firing.
Hidasuki technique results when the ceramic items are wrapped in rice straw and then it burns in the kiln with beautiful red markings left on the surface.

Yu Fujiwara, one of the most well-known Bizen potters of his time, has become the fourth Bizen Living National Treasure in 1996 following his father Kei Fujiwara. Prior to that, Fujiwara Yu was designated as an Intangible Cultural Property of his native Okayama Prefecture in 1980.

Bizen pottery was originally produced in Imbe village of Bizen province since Kamakura period of 14th century.

Size
Height 7.2cm
Width 15cm


Condition
Excellent
Supplied with original box and leaflet