Ryoun Kokubo .(1950-) ONI DEMON SNOW

01/11/2023
8.5 x 13
8.5 x 13

Date of birth June 29, 1950

Birthplace Toba City, Mie Prefecture

Open kiln year 1976

Yamada, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, 758-0063 (Google Maps)

Telephone 0838-25-6124

Access: 3 minutes from JR Tamae Station

Born in Kamijima-cho, Toba City, the stage of Yukio Mishima's novel "Shiosai". "That (Mishima's committing suicide by committing suicide by committing suicide) was a shock. Is it okay for me to do this?" While working part-time, he took a night train from Hokkaido to Kyushu. The trip was also a training in Shigaraki, Kyoto, Nara, etc. "I like traditional crafts, especially earthenware." In 1973, he studied under Hagien Yoshida, saying, ``The encounter with the warm white glaze was intense.'' "Hagi is a land that I only know about from history, but being raised on the island, being close to the sea was great." In 1973, at the age of twenty-three, I was on a new journey. Three years later, he built his own climbing kiln and became independent. While making pottery for everyday use, he continues to focus on tea pottery. The artist's unique sensibility is woven into the shapes and colors that he uses such as white glaze and Onihagi. In particular, the tea bowl expresses a microcosm that is gently wrapped between the palms of both hands, and conveys the warmth of its chunky texture. There are various words to describe Hagi tea bowls, which are traditional tea bowls. I am satisfied." And, "I wonder if I can express more inner things in my works," I am also enthusiastically working on ceramics that seek a theme. As a result of searching for a way to combine Western elements with Japanese ceramic art, he ended up with cultural relics handed down in Nara's Shosoin.

"Things that have crossed the sea through the Silk Road." "It also brings culture and spirit. I want to think about ancient Greece and the Islamic world, touch the essence of Buddhist art, and reflect it in the form." We are waiting for the announcement of the serialized work.