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Atrashi Kanji Contemporary Iga Toban Platter
Please refer to our stock # 1304 when inquiring.
Very different from the previous piece just listed, here the tide has pulled away from the rocks leaving htem slick and shiny, an igneous Toban platter by Iga master Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is random, like an act of nature, and pays tribute to the material while bringing the tradition into the 21st century. The plate is 45 x 30 cm (17-1/2 x 12 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Atarashi Kanji was born in Osaka in 1944, and graduated the Osaka College of Craft design. After 3 years in Kobe, and 4 in Kishiwada (Wakayama) he came to settle in Iga, where he was one of the driving forces behind the resurrection and preservation of the Iga tradition. Although displayed at the National Craft Fair, he prefers the intimacy of the private exhibition, of which he holds several every year. And if ones visit to Japan is not timed right for an exhibition, he can otherwise be found at his kiln working along with his son and daughter.
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