Okuda Eizan was born in 1944 and began potting with his father in
Shigaraki in 1963. In 1992 he was designated as a
Shigaraki Traditional Craftsman by the Japanese government and has had
numerous solo exhibitions in Japan, as well as exhibiting and
demonstrating in the USA. In 2012 he was made an Important
Human Cultural Treasure of Koga City. This vase does appear to have been used
but has no damage or restoration.
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