Echizen Jar by Miyoshi Kentaro
Many years ago Miyoshi Kentaro(1953-2018) started making Karatsu wares–in ’75 to be precise–and then become enamored with medieval stonewares and shifted his focus to Echizen–one of the ‘Six Old Kilns of Japan.’ He moved to Echizen and built an anagama in ’79 and made both Echizen and Karatsu. I’ve been a fan for years and recently visited his studio and his wife showed me this treasure; a richly-fired natural ash-glaze jar that is awash in various colors and textures and is quite light for its facade. Miyoshi had a long exhibition career showing mainly at Takashimaya nationwide. In perfect condition, 27cm.tallx20.4, signed on base, box stamped only by his wife.
Product #: MK-88