By Appointment is best. You might get lucky just popping by, but a great deal of the month I am out visiting artists or scouring up new items, so days in the gallery are limited.
In accordance with the request of local authorities our gallery in Kyoto will be closed from April 1st until further notice.
Maruta Munehiko Karatsu Sake Set, Tokkuri & Guinomi
Please refer to our stock # 1612 when inquiring.
Grasses grow on the sides of this Tokkuri and accompanying Guinomi by Karatsu legend Maruta Munehiko, each piece enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The E-Karatsu Tokkuri is 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) tall. The E-Karatsu Guinomi is 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) diameter, 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall. Both are in excellent condition.
Maruta Munehiko was born the second son of Maruta Masami in Saga prefecture in 1961. However he apprenticed under Hamada Atsuya (1931-1986), the son of Mashiko Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji, in 1980. Specializing in Karatsu ware, he opened his first kiln in 1987, and a Noborigama climbing kiln in 2000. He has exhibited at any number of important galleries like and juried exhibitions including the National Traditional Crafts Exhibition (Nihin Dento Kogeiten) and his 25th anniversary exhibition at the prestigious Kuroda Toen. He is held in the collection o the Minneapolis Institute of Art among other important public and private collections.
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