Hamada Shinsaku was born in Tokyo in 1929 and is the second son of
the famous potter, Hamada Shoji. He was apprentice to his father in Mashiko and
still pots there using techniques and glazes developed by his father that
have subsequently become synonymous with the town. In 1963 Shinsaku visited
the Leach Pottery in St. Ives with his father and did work there for a short
time. He had his first solo exhibition in Tokyo in 1970 and has continued to
exhibit widely. In 1977 he was made a member of the National Artists
Association (Kokugakai). Like his father, Shinsaku
does not sign his work but the yunomi comes with its original box that has
the description and Shinsaku’s seal inside the lid.
The yunomi was obtained by the previous owner from an exhibition in Japan.