Takashi Nakazato Tanegashima flower case 1


Takashi Nakazato Tanegashima flower case 1

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This is a valuable piece created by Karatsu ware potter Takashi Nakazato when he was very young.

At the recommendation of ceramicist and ceramist Fujio Koyama, Nakazato became involved in the revival of Nono ware in Tanegashima and spent several years there, during which time this piece was made.
After returning to Karatsu, Nakazato developed a technique of firing ware without glazing using Karatsu clay. This technique was named "Karatsu Nanban" by Koyama, and became the impetus for building the Ryuta Kiln.

The reddish color seen on the right is due to the use of soil that is unique to Tanegashima and is high in iron, giving it a unique feel that is different from the soil of Karatsu.
The green part in the foreground is a color created by the ash from the farm that flies around in the kiln. In this way, you can enjoy the beauty of kiln changes.

The shape is called a Funatokkuri (boat sake bottle), with a wide base, which is designed to be stable and difficult to tip over when arranging flowers. Another feature is that it is not glazed, which makes the flowers stand out.

Size: Diameter 17.5cm
Height 22.8cm
Box: Same box

[Ceramics history]
1937 Born in Karatsu as the fifth son of Living National Treasure Nakazato Muan
1961: Won first place at the 10th Contemporary Japanese Ceramic Art Exhibition for his ceramic sculpture "Two Fishes"
1967 Traveled around the world for a year
1971: Established a kiln in Tanegashima on the recommendation of Fujio Koyama
In September, he held his first solo exhibition of Tanegashima ware at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Nihonbashi and Takashimaya Department Store in Osaka.
1975: Returned to Karatsu and built a kiln in Mikari, Karatsu City.
Named Ryuta Kiln by Fujio Koyama
Currently, he is active in producing works in various parts of the world, including Denmark, mainly in his studios in Karatsu and Colorado (USA).

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