Most of the photos shown are of pieces in my collection. I will share what I have learned about the kilns, artists, styles, and marks. This is a work in progress, my journey of discovery.
Because traffic to this blog has grown, I will add marks from pieces that are not mine. With the help of some friends sharing marks on their pieces I will try to expand the number of marks in order to be of more help to those looking for answers for their treasures.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
KOSOBE YAKI (古曽部焼き)-Pottery 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.