Hekiyu–Blue Glazed–Jar by Kimura Yoshiro
A museum quality work by the talented Hiroshima based ceramic artist Kimura Yoshiro. Kimura (b.1946) deals almost exclusively with the color blue, perfect for summer as it imparts such a cool aura. First wanting to be a Zen monk he switched to pottery(like Tsujimura Shiro) and fell in love with the deep blue of the Aegean Sea upon a visit, and thus his quest to bring that color to his exquisite works. He’s been awarded the Grand Prix at the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Exhibit as well in the Tanabe Museum’s Tea Forms exhibit. Pieces have been bought by the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, British Museum and V&A, London, among many others. This Kimura is 27cm.tallx19.5.cm, signed on base, perfect condition with a signed box.