Nakamura Michitoshi Dohounen III [Michiyo]

08.03.2021
Three generations Nakamura Michitoshi Dohounen Koetsu copy Shichiri black bowl 三代 [Michiyo Nakamura Donen the III]8.5 x 12.5
Three generations Nakamura Michitoshi Dohounen Koetsu copy Shichiri black bowl 三代 [Michiyo Nakamura Donen the III]8.5 x 12.5

Black Raku ware tnamed ShichiriGlaze from iron and Kamogawa (Kamo River) stone, intentionally scraped away「七里」 'Seven Leagues' Kuro Raku Chawan Selected BY ONIHAGI Cup as Art of the Five Senses ...This bowl is one COPY of a small number of surviving ceramics MADE by Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637), a noted designer-connoisseur who played a prominent role in Kyoto artistic circles during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Koetsu's abilities extended to the making of Raku tea bowls, the art of which he learnt from Raku Donyu (1599-1656), the third generation head of the Raku family.ORIGINAL bowl is one of the most important pieces of Japanese ceramicsTHI NAKAMURA It is similar in shape and treatment
Three generations Nakamura Michitoshi Koetsu copy Shichiri black bowl三代中村道年 [Michiyo Nakamura Donen III]
 

Born of the second generation Nakamura.After graduating from high school, engaged in the traditional Yagoto kiln, trained in the technique of homemade Koetsu Fu-Raku ware, and in 1973 he was named the third generation of Nakamura family.In the same year, he held his first solo exhibition in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, and since then, has held solo exhibitions, mainly at department stores in various places, and vigorously announces his works.In 1984, he became a coterie of today's association and has been connected to Urasenke, and when the tea ceremony surged and became famous unfortunately, he died at 49 years old.It is the 大 樋 (Ohi Yaki) style from Ishikawa prefecture northeast of Kyoto.Three generations Nakamura Michitoshi (1938 - 1988)was born in Nagoya as the eldest son of Masatsugu 1938.After graduating from Aichi Prefectural Asahigaoka high school art department sculpture department, devoted apprenticeship to Raku his father as a teacher. When becane the III around 1973 he was famous for his devotion to work pottery mainly with the ambition to make Koetsu-style bowl of his predecessor.While held vigorously solo exhibitions in various places and strongly connected with Urasenke.

Died on 1988 during spring歿.

Made by the third generation of one of Kyoto's most famous chawan families, the tea cup seen here has an excellent and much loved Koetsu representation.

The artist, Donen III (1938) 1988) studied under his father from a young age and went to work full time in the family bakery after graduating from high school. He specialized in the production of Raku items in the Koetsu style and has been very active in showing his goods throughout Japan in all the major metropolitan centers. His illustrious family name, his proactive approach to setting up exhibitions outside his native Kyoto, and his strong association with all major tea schools in Japan have made him a favorite of tea professionals and collectors of tea everywhere.

In new conditions this piece has a diameter at its widest point 12.5 cm and is 8.5 (tomobako) high, a protective silk case and an external symbol indicating that this is one of Donen's best works.