Product #: Kato-C3
Chawan / Shino / Tajimi / Kato Kozo
Shino Chawan by Kato Kozo
Kato Kozo(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 calm-classic Kato Shino chawan with a thick creamy glazing with hints of hiro-fire tones. The 'clay flavor' on the kodai is superb as is the carving of the kodai itself. It dates back a few decades, in perfect condition with a signed box, 9.5cm.tallx13, signed on base.