Mashiko Pottery – HAMADA Shinsaku: Yunomi with a signed wooden box.

Height: 8.1 cm (3.2 inches)    Diameter: 8.25 cm (3.25 inches)

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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.