Bizen Pottery HISAMOTO Koichi: Wood-fired chawan with signed wooden box.

Height: 7.6 cm (3.0 inches) Diameter: 11.9 cm (4.7 inches)

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Hisamoto Koichi was born in Okayama Prefecture in 1953 and began to pot when he was 22 years old by making glazed wares, as an apprentice to the potter, Higashibara san.

He trained with Shimamura Hikaru from 1981 when he began to make Bizen ware and built his own noborigama in 1988. More recently he has set up a new pottery and kiln, which he calls Bizengama. This chawan is thrown and then incised decoration is applied before wood-firing.