Yunomi by Kawai Kanjiro
One of Japan’s greatest ceramic artists in all of history, Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966). It’s mind-boggling that he’s not as well known in the West as Hamada. If ever visiting Kyoto his home is a must visit, more info online on this most important–and special–artist. Here is a lovely example of his brushwork on a yunomi-cup, he threw all works himself and the rhythm of the rings are also clearly seen under the crackled glaze. The underside is persimmon-kaki glazed with the foot unglazed to enjoy the so-called clay flavor. In perfect condition, 8cm.tallx8.5cm,. box signed by wife Tsune.
Product #: KK-1