bizen chaire by japanese ceramic artist ABE anjin (1938-).

this particular chaire is named sagegami, meaning ‘ponytail’.

size: height 9 cm, width 6,7 cm. weight: 166 g.

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安倍安人 作 備前茶入 銘下げ髪

kurô-oribe glaze tokkuri by japanese ceramic artist KUMANO kurouemon (1955-),          aka The Bear of Echizen.

this particular tokkuri is named sango, meaning ‘coral’.

size: height 22,8 cm, width 12,4 cm.

熊野九郎右エ門 作 徳利 銘珊瑚

a paragon hikidashi-guro chawan by japanese ceramic artist HORI ichiro (1952-). in 1971 he started study under LNT KATO kozo (1935-), which in turn studied under LNT ARAKAWA toyozo (1894-1985).

HORI ichiro was born and works in mizunami, gifu prefecture, japan.

hikidashi-guro literally means ‘pulled out’ black – the pot being removed from the kiln with the aid of an iron tong while red-hot. another common name for hikidashi-guro is setoguro (black seto).

this particular tea bowl is named joho, meaning ‘walking slowly’.

size: height 9,5 cm, diameter 13 cm.

堀 一郎 作 瀬戸黒茶碗 銘徐歩