Koharu kiln 白萩 source into the(small) fujimura 進作 Hagi ware
This sublime hagi chawan was made by a woman potter named Fujimura Koharu, born in 1948 in the city of Hagi. In 1972, she first studied Hagi ceramics under Notomi Choun and Matsuno Ryuji, two contemporary Hagi potters. In 1983, she became independent, founded her own kiln, and in 1985, she went all over Japan to expose her work. A reference book published in 1987 recognized her as one of Japan's modern ceramists. In 1997, NHK (Japan Public Television) modeled Fujimura's life in a television drama; the fact that there are few women potters in Japan is and interesting subject, indeed. This particular bowl has however a very masculine strength, subdued by the milky white overglaze that, by its flow, seems to show quite a large range of emotions. A wonderful piece to hold. The bowl is in perfect conditions. It comes with a box bearing Fujimura's seal. Koharu kiln Fujimura work. The Oven from April became a waste kiln this year.. This is a work of Hagi-yaki female ceramist who was also rumored to be a model of the main character of a manga movie. This is a Oni-Hagi - Devil tea bowl, made only with real raw natural materials. It is a work which can not be obtained again because the place became a waste kiln. This spectacular tea bowl is a Hagi-yaki (Hagi ware). Hagi-yaki has been made since the end of the 16th century in the region of Hagi, a small city in the Yamaguchi prefecture on the Sea of Japan is it called oni-hagi (demon-hagi) because of its contrasted between-two-world look and because the opposition between the dark and the white,smooth and the rough that create a divisive, devilish feel.
Oni (Devil) Hagi Chawan (鬼萩茶碗)
" The creamy glaze seen on Oni-Hagi are mostly pure ivory color that sometimes has shades of pink or blue and "ishi-haze*". *an accident that a little stone unconsciously included in a ceramic work .Onihagi 鬼萩 "Demon Hagi" 鬼萩茶碗 is a pottery especially rough and wild , a kind of Hagi ware (萩焼 Hagi-yaki)