Shino Yunomi by Kato Kozo–Living National Treasure
Kato Kozo(b.1935) is a Mino potter in the purest sense. He does many things the old way, like his stick-turned wheel and Momoyama period style kiln, and the way he handles himself; humble, sincere, natural, and confident. This character also comes out in his works, which have earned him a sterling career with solo exhibitions at the finest galleries, awards such as the Japan Ceramic Society’s in 1986, and being named a Gifu Prefecture Intanglible Cultural Property for Shino and Black Seto in 1995 and of course being named a Living National Treasure for Black Seto in 2010. Here is a classic Kato Shino large yunomi. In perfect condition with a signed box, 10.8cm.tall.