Saturday, November 5, 2011

KOSOBE YAKI (古曽部焼き)-Ceramics of Osaka Prefecture

Kosobeyaki was a pottery with history from the 1600's. It was one of the seven favored wares of the great tea master Kobori Enshu. It eventually died out but was revived in 1979 in Takatsuki, Osaka. I had never heard of this kind of Japanese pottery and was happy to find this tea bowl. I thought at first it might be Karatsu but luckily the bowl came with "papers" explaining it. The artist is Yoshitaka Samukawa (1951-present). He is a noted artist in Japan.

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