Bizen Triangular Altered Jar by Isezaki So
That’s how a similar Isezaki So(b.1968) jar is described in the major Bizen exhibition that is traveling Japan now, started in Tokyo this February and is now showing at the Miho Museum ending at the Aichi Prefectural Cermaic Art Museum early autumn 2020. This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition starts with important Momoyama period Tea vessels and then shows the influence of Bizen’s first Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo(1896-1967) and then jumps to Bizen of the Now, and this includes Isezaki So. He’s was born the third son of Isezaki Mitsuru(1934-2011) and is the nephew of current Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun(b.1936). The beauty of the form is greatly accentuated by the fine dusting of goma ‘sesame’ tones on the upper portion that moves down to the rich purple tones of the ‘clay flavor’ tsuji aji. It was exhibited at an Okayama Prefectural Arts Exhibit and the exhibition seal remains on the base. It’s 45.3cm.tallx36cm.x32.5cm. with a signed box and will also come with a copy of the current Bizen exhibition noted.