Up for sale is this "Arakawa Toyozo 'suigetsugama' tea bowl #3120" If you have any questions please contact us before buy it. No reserve.
- width: approx. 13.5cm (5 5/16in)
- tall: approx. 8.3cm (3 17/64in)
- weight: 341g (w/ box 626g)
This item has a certificate by Koyama Fujio.
Suigetsugama is a kiln that was opened in 1946 in Kokeizan, Tajimi by Living National Treasure Arakawa Toyozo (1894-1985). From its inception through the present day, Arakawa and his two sons were at its center, preserving the production of traditional ceramics with all the steps performed by hand. As the only kiln to produce traditional Mino ceramics, Suigetsugama was declared an intangible cultural asset of Tajimi City in February of 2010.
In 1930, Arakawa Toyozo discovered a shard of Shino pottery with a bamboo-shoot motif at the Mutabora kiln in Ogaya, Kani. After that, in 1933 he built a kiln at the Mutabora site, where he sought to recreate Momoyama ceramics such as Shino, Setoguro, and Kizeto. On the other hand, separate from the kiln at Mutabora, also built the Suigetsugama kiln with the idea of making use of the Mino tradition to also create ceramic ware for ordinary households.
In this kiln, Arakawa was able to produce ceramic glazes, such as Sometsuke, Kohiki, and Akae, which could not be fired in the Mutabora kiln.
Arakawa Toyozo (1894-1985)
Around 1586, Shino ware suddenly appeared in records of tea ceremonies, being used as the bowl The Shino ware was being used as the tea bowl in tea ceremonies. During the Keicho period, problems with production efficiency and other issues caused a decline and eventually a complete halt in production.
Arakawa Toyozo, after experiencing much difficulty, revived the tradition of Shino ware, which became a success. He was eventually named a Living National Treasure and is regarded as one of the finest potters in history.
Born on March 21st, 1894. Educated by Miyanaga Tozan, went to Kamakura and aided in the making of pottery at Kitaoji Ronsanjin. In 1930, he discovered the process of using a kiln from the Momoyama period at Ogaya in the Kani district of Gifu prefecture. Nearby, he began to work, building a kiln and reproducing Shino, Yellow Seto (Kizeto), and Black Seto ware (Setoguro). 30 years as a Living National Treasure and 46 years in the Order of Culture. Died August 11th, 1985 at 91 years of age.
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