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Tamaoki Yasuo Aka-Shino Tsubo Vase
Please refer to our stock # 1298 when inquiring.
Autumn grasses spring up from the dark earth hidden in twilight mist on this vessel by Shino legend Tamaoki Yasuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1997. The dark gray clay is supplated with white painted with the design in resist, then covered in rest, and another dipping in thicker crawling white, all evenly controlled so as to not drip, showing the mastery of the craftsman. It is 32 cm (13 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Tamaoki Yasuo was born in Tajimi in 1941, one of the homes of Mino ware. He began his path to professional ceramicist at the Tajimi Industrial High School, and a stint at the Gifu Ceramics Research institute, where he followed the footsteps of a number of modern ceramic artists such as Hamada Shoji and Kawai Kanjiro, who also began their careers in the same manner. He then apprenticed under Kato Kohei before establishing his own kiln. Since, his list of exhibitions and awards is too long to print, but include the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition), Best of Show twice at the Tokai Dento Kogei Ten (Tokai Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition), as well as being prized at the Asahi Togei Ten (Asahi Ceramics Exhibition), and receiving the prestigious Japan Ceramics Society Award. In 1991 he was named an intangible cultural asset of Tajimi city
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