Irabo-Glazed Etched Vase-Jar by Fujihira Shin
One of Japan’s most unique and prolific ceramic artists was Kyoto’s Fujihira Shin(1922-2012). He has essayed some of the most charming, intriguing, and of ‘another world’ ceramic pieces during his long career. He’s been honored with museum retrospective exhibitions at Musee Tomo in Tokyo and Paramita in Mie museums and issue no.76(2003) of Honoho Geijutsu was devoted to him. His honors and exhibitions are too long to list here, suffice to say he was a major, eclectic ceramic artist. More about him and also past exhibition slide shows can be viewed at www.e-yakimono.net This is a sweet little jar with a butterscotch-toned Irabo glaze and a linear-etched “X” on the front In perfect condition with a signed box, 19cm.tallx16, stamped on base, dates to the 1970s. A Fujihira Museum is being planned now to open in Kyoto.