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Kato Takuo (1917-2005) Kin-Yo Flat Tea Bowl

Kato Takuo (1917-2005) Kin-Yo Flat Tea Bowl

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Directory: Artists: Ceramics: Pottery: Bowls: Pre 2000: Item # 1490616
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39 Charansanitwong rd, Bangkok
Bangkok noi, 10700, Thailand

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Height 6cm
Diameter 15cm

There is a tiny chip on base.

Comes with signed wooden box

Takuo Kato, born in Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture in 1917, gained recognition early in his career when his Green Glaze Vase was featured in the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition of 1956. Eager to refine his craft, he journeyed to Finland in 1961 under the auspices of the Finnish government's design and technical exchange program.

Throughout the following decades, Kato's ceramics earned him numerous accolades, notably the prestigious Special Hokuto Prize. His passion extended to the study and excavation of Persian pottery.

In 1980, Kato received a significant commission from the Imperial Household Agency to recreate the Sansai pottery of the Shosoin Treasury. This endeavor, coupled with his dedication, led to his designation as an Important Intangible Cultural Asset by Tajimi City and Gifu Prefecture in 1983.

Kato's influence transcended borders, with solo exhibitions in Istanbul (1986) and Paris (1993), showcasing his global impact. His expertise in Sansai pottery culminated in his recognition as a Living National Treasure in 1995. He was also honored with the Purple Ribbon Medal in 1988 and the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon, further solidifying his esteemed status in the world of ceramics.