Introducing a Commemorative Takatori Tea Bowl, skillfully crafted by Takatori Hassen 13th (b. 1934) and used in the esteemed Tokugawa Art Museum Tea Ceremony of 1975. The potter's stamps are thoughtfully marked on the base.
This remarkable piece is in excellent condition, a testament to the care and craftsmanship of the artist.
Accompanied by a signed box, providing insight into the significance of this tea bowl in commemorating the 40th anniversary tea ceremony of the Tokugawa Museum of Art in 1975.
Takatori Hassen proudly upholds the legacy as the 13th generation in the distinguished lineage of Takatori pottery. His journey into the world of ceramics was nurtured under the tutelage of his grandfather, Sassen Sashichi, where he absorbed the intricacies of tea ceremony pottery. Further enhancing his knowledge, he underwent training under the esteemed Miwa Yanosuke, a renowned authority on Takatori's ancient kilns.
Hassen's devotion to his craft has garnered him recognition and acclaim. His talents have been celebrated through accolades received at prestigious platforms such as the National Ceramic Exhibition, the Japan Folk Art Museum Exhibition, and the Japan Traditional Crafts Competition. These honors stand as a testament to the excellence and innovation he brings to the realm of pottery.
Going beyond the familiar, Hassen embarked on a journey of exploration to Korea, delving into the study of ancient kilns, further enriching his expertise and understanding of the craft.
His artistic journey is punctuated by notable milestones, including captivating solo exhibitions held at renowned venues such as Nihonbashi Takashimaya Department Store, among others. Through these exhibitions, he showcases his profound connection with the art form and his ability to communicate his creative narrative to a broader audience.