Bizen Tokkuri by Nakamura Rokuro
Nakamura Rokuro(1914-2004) was the ‘King of Shuki’ for Bizen, shuki meaning sake cups and flasks, and Nakamura’s are held in the highest esteem, obviously, and avidly collected; any shuki collection worthy of the name must have a Nakamura Rokuro piece, period. Nakamura studied with the first Bizen Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo starting in 1945 and then established his own Rokuro-gama in 1961. Here is a triangular-formed Nakamura tokkuri with kase-goma ( a type of drier natural ash-glaze that is highly prized) and some warm tsuji-aji ‘clay flavor’ landscapes over the body; Nakamura–from experience–formed the lip to pour perfectly. In perfect condition with a signed box, 15.1cm.tall, signed on base. The sake cups-guinomi by by son Makoto(Left) and grandson Kazuki (Right).
Product #: NR-8