Saturday, March 15, 2014
SHODAI YAKI (小代焼き)- Ceramics of Kumamoto Prefecture
I just returned from Japan. Although it was not a vacation, I did manage to visit a wonderful display of vintage pottery at the Kintetsu Department Store in Osaka. One of my purchases was this lovely tea bowl by second generation Shirohei of Shirohei-gama. Shodai pottery died out in the early 1900's but was revived in the mid 20th century. One of the revivalists was Joshima Heijiro of Shirohei-gama. His son, Eichiro was the second generation. The current master of Shirohei-gama, son of Eichiro, is Joshima Nobuaki.