Seigan Yamane (歴史)

The famous Seigan, known for his "Seigan Blue," has created a white cup with thick white glaze running over brick-red Hagi-yaki clay.  typical of Hagi ware. Born in Hagi 1952 , Yamaguchi Prefecture 1972: Pursue a martial arts career through the style of Kyokushin Kaikan, Shoringi Kempo, and Ashihara-kaikan of a New International Karate Organization 1974: Established a Karate school. (continues to this day to be a master of the Karate school 1987: Decided to pursue a life in pottery. Built a kiln by his own effort spending a year. 1990: Made a presentation at 3rd. Hagi-ware Festival by recommendation of Yoshida Hagi-en Chokumon, and found ready favor. Subsequently, participated 13 times in the festival.Established his own kiln, Kousaian.1998: Held a private exhibition at a Konpuan gallery in Kuga.1998: Held a private exhibition at a Konpuan gallery in Kuga.2001: Held a exhibition at a Yamaboushi gallery in Hagi.2003: Held a joint exhibition with Ms. Yoko Yu in Yamaguchi.Held a private exhibition at Shinto gallery in Kobe.


Master Seigan use a square hanko on the box & signs the piece with a stick. or hanko chop. Some editions are very limited, commissioned or simply considered of prestige & not intended for the masses.

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