Shigaraki ware Rakusai Takahashi III THIRD GEN. bowl Original CHAWAN ash glaze cup japan
Size : Dia. 4.5"(11.5cm) x Height 3.3"(8.5cm) Item Description : This is a vintage Japanese pottery tea bowl of Shigaraki ware, which was made by a great potter, the 3rd Rakusai Takahashi (1898-1976) about 50 years ago. He is a great potter, who was identified as an important human cultural treasure of Shiga prefecutre, Japan in 1964. The signature of the potter is carved on the bottom. The original wooden box with the signature of the potter is also included. Shigaraki ware is pottery and stoneware made in Shigaraki area, Japan. The kiln is one of ‘The Six Old Kilns’ in Japan. Although figures representing the Raccoon Dog are a popular product included as Shigaraki ware, the kiln and local pottery tradition has a long history.