Mizuno Juzan was born
in the Seto region in 1907 and his work is
on permanent display in the Seto City Museum of Art, as well as Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York. He died
in 1978 and it appears as if this chawan was made in the 1950s. The chawan
doesn’t appear to have been used but the box has a few stains and the kiln
seal as well as Mizuno san’s personal seal on the lid have faded, although
can still be seen.