Large Dish with Lotus Flower Design

His family's business was pottery making, and he inherited the unique Kutani-yaki style of red-painted gold brocade. In 1962, he studied craft design as a special student at Musashino Art College. In 1962, he studied craft design as a special student at Musashino Junior College of Art and Design. When he came across the work of Kato Doji Moe, who used the underglaze gold painting technique, he decided to incorporate the technique into his own work.
The base color is made by firing the base with traditional Kutani colored paints, then two types of gold leaf cut into patterns are placed on top of the base color and fired, and as a finishing touch, the entire surface is covered with transparent glaze and fired. In each step of the process, he conducted his own research and refined his techniques.
In 1970, he represented Ishikawa Prefecture at the Japan World Exposition with the Hyakunin Isshu Large Vase; in 1974, he was selected for the Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition, and was awarded the Prince Takamatsu Memorial Prize (1992), the Japan Ceramic Society Prize (1995), and the Japan Craft Association Holders Prize (2000). In 1979, a gold glazed bowl was selected for purchase by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and his reputation grew. In 1979, his glazed gold glazed bowls were selected for purchase by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and his reputation grew. In 2006, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contribution to the industry. He is also a director of the Ishikawa Prefecture Art and Culture Association.


Size: 34 x 6.5 cm


This is a work of underglaze gilding, in which gold leaf is used thickly and thinly over a radiating yellow glaze underglaze to express patterns of Daisen lotus flowers and leaves and small birds playing among them, and then transparent glaze is applied over it and fired. The thickness and thinness of the gold leaf is affected by the firing temperature, giving the work a subtle flavor, and combined with the graceful color tone, it is a work of high prestige.

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