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Miscellaneous Pottery SHIMAOKA Tatsuzo (1919 2007): Yunomi in signed wooden box.


Height: 8.4 cm (3.3 inches) Diameter: 8.2 cm (3.2 inches)

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Shimaoka Tatsuzo
(1919-2007) was born into a family of braid masters but became interested in ceramics after visiting the Japan Folk Art Museum. After studying ceramics in Tokyo he became apprentice to Hamada Shoji in 1943 and stay with him for 3 years before starting out on his own in the town of Mashiko. It was during the 1950s that he developed many of his distinctive trademarks, including the cord impressed inlay designs. His work became well known not only in Japan but also in America and Europe where he exhibited and in 1996 he was designated a National Living Treasure (the highest honour in Japanese ceramics).

 

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