Ido and Black Raku Chawan by Nakamura Kohei
Born in Kanazawa in 1948 Nakamura Kohei grew up in a ceramic art family with father Baizan and brothers Kimpei and Takuo. Recently he’s channeling the spirits of ancient chawan makers and succeeding in spades. Here are two examples, a large ‘deep-well’ Ido chawan and a very Chojiro-esque Black Raku. The Ido is 9.6cm.tallx16.7cm wide, both signed on base, perfect condition, signed boxes. His works are in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, Shiga Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama Prefectural Museum of Modern Art. Japan Foundation, Shigaraki Ceramic Park Museum, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Nomura Art Museum, Kyoto, Japan House Museum of Modern Art, Argentina. Everson Museum of Art, New York, Mint Museum, North Carolina, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.