Kato Juemon was born in 1894 and potted in the hills north of
Tajimi where he had his kiln, Yasaka- gama. He won many prizes for his work
during his lifetime and was an Intangible Cultural Asset of Gifu Prefecture.
He died in 1974. This nezumi-shino chawan is in very good condition, without
any damage or restoration like all other items on this website. In the base
of the bowl there are two small unglazed raised areas that will have adhered
to the surface in the firing process and would be seen as chance happenings
that bring an added dimension to the chawan. The box is clearly marked and
Kato sanís incised mark can be seen on the underside of the bowl.