In great top near mint condition no defect
COMES FROM AN OLD TRADITIONAL TEA CEREMONY OMOTOSANKE FAMILY!
Size (approximately): 9cm × 14.5cm
ready-to-use in great condition, old no sign of hard wear..or repairHagi "Suffer" from 7 phase... (this is beautiful old in Age)
Miwa Kyusetsu X (1895 - 1981)
He was born as a child of the 9th Miwa Kyusetsu (Setudo) of the Miwa Kiln of the traditional Hagi Pottery. After he had been disciplined and influenced by his father and his grandfather (the 8th Kyusetsu: Setsuzan), he inherited his family business and in 1927 he inherited the professional name as the 10th Kyusetsu.
He has worshiped and adored works of generations of Kyusetu, and devoted himself to the research of kaolin. Eventually he combined the Hagi clay and white glaze to complete the unique glaze called "Kyusetsujiro". He has also added the character of pottery used at Japanese tea ceremonies to the Korian Korai Dynasty's transfer ware to achieve his own subtle style. Thus, he developed a new personality in the Hagi pottery world and made the foundation for the prosperity of Hagi Pottery today.
After World War ll, he enthusiastically continued to present his works and won many prizes in the contemporary ceramic art exhibitions and the traditional craft exhibitions. In 1961 he was elected as the president of Hagi Pottery Ceramic Association. In 1964 he was certified as a person of cultural merit of the Yamaguchi Prefecture. In 1967 he handed down Kyusetsu to his younger brother and he changed his professional name to "Kyuwa" in his retirement. In 1970, during his later life, he was accredited for his achievements and received recognition as a holder of important intangible cultural heritage (a human national treasure).
Miwa Kyūwa, the tenth potter in a lineage of the Miwa family to hold the name Kyūsetsu, created teaware that evoked the Momoyama period (late 16th and early 17th centuries), an age when tea aesthetics flourished and took a new turn. He was able to take traditional Hagi ware-a style that evolved from the Korean ceramic tradition-and imbue it with a distinctive Japanese sensibility. He created a distinctive glaze, "Kyūsetsu White," which became one of his trademarks.
Miwa Kyūwa was designated an Intangible Cultural Property (sometimes translated as Living National Treasure) in 1956. In 1967, he retired and relinquished the title of Kyūsetsu X, and took the name Kyūwa.This is an expansive item!
Modern Hagi Chawan By Miwa Kyusetsu X (Kyuwa) (1885-1981)
The rough white Hagi clay with fairly big enclosures is expertly thrown into half cylinder shape (hanzutsu); The light feldspatic hagi glaze turning to white beige; inside the foot ring stamped Kyusetsu. Due to reflex camera theres some light, white that seems to be a plaster. but the item i assure u, is completely in amazing condition with no repair. Now thats why i added few different images in terms to let u see cup on white and cup on black
Miwa Kyusetsu X was a member of the group around Rosansin an Arakawa, which revived the momoyama ceramic.
The Miwa family is one of the most important potting families in all of Japan. Their kiln was established in Kanbun 3 (1663) in the Matsumoto area of Hagi (in Yamaguchi Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast) in order to produce tea utensils for Lord Mori Terumoto. The successive generations of Miwa potters have produced all sorts of works besides tea ware, including Raku ware (Kyusetsu I and IV studied in Kyoto), figurines of mythical creatures (Kyusetsu VI and VII), and vessels for the table.
In the 1930s, when there was a "Return to Momoyama" revival (the Way of Tea was crystallized in the Momoyama Period, 1573-1615), Miwa Kyuwa (Kyusetsu X) revitalized the Hagi tea world with his warm and sensuous chawan and other tea utensils.
For his achievement he was designated Juyo Mukei Bunkazai by the Japanese Government in 1970. 1967 he changed his artist name to Kyuwa.