This Japanese vintage Kyoto Ware porcelain kogo or small lidded box was made by famous Tameji Okamoto b. 1901- d. 1958 over 60 years ago. He os a very famous Japanese potter. A kogo is used for holding incense and historically most often for the tea ceremony, at the temple, and for the small worship area in the home. The kogo are also wonderful items of character to decorate with, in addition to placing small items in around the house. This is a hand made, hand and tool formed piece in the hakkaku-zara shape. This is an especially beautiful kogo with these lovely colors, love the combination of orange or -orenji and yellow or '-ki. Yellow or orange irises blooming up from the water as presented by the squiggly lines underneath, with the modern version of the traditional Japanese pattern of Imari called 'yomodasuki', It is the 'marubatsu' pattern according to Alice Gordenker who works at a museum in Japan, which is modern Japanese for naughts and crosses or 'Os and Xs'. There is a lovely two-toned border all the way around both the top and bottom A low starting price due to the repair, although to some, it is no less wonderful because of it. Please see our large collection of kogos from Japan of different makers, famous artists, ages, motif, size and color.
SIZE: Diameter/ Width 2.1 inches or 5.33 cm, Height 1.1 inches or 2.79 cm.
famous Tameji Okamoto b. 1901- d. 1958, a short lived but famous life as a potter. Translated from a site in Japan: Kyo Kiyomizu Temple that year tourists visit also 50 million people, Kiyomizu as derived from the fact that had the pottery to approach a is Gojo Slope neighborhood of that to Kiyomizu-dera, Setoyaki, the techniques of craftsmen of Mino and Karatsu it can be based. Okamoto Tamechi born 1900 years. Studied with Kawamura 蜻山 Emperor Exhibition specialties Fine Arts Exhibition specialties age at death in 1958 is known to have arranged the dyed with Mishima hand-color picture to contemporary. In other words, he made pottery in the famous Gojo Slope area of Kyoto. He studied with very famous Kawamura 蜻山 , and showed in many shows including the Emperor's exhibition. He is most known for his works with Mishima patterns in modern colors. His son took over the studio after his death but did not use the same mark on porcelain and pottery as he did. I found him discussed in several blogs in Japan as well.
Historically known as Meaco, Kyoto most often called Kyōto-shi 京都市, is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Heian-kyō, tiiontbe Heian Period capital of Japan that has become the present-day city of Kyoto. As a result the making of Kyoto Ware most often called Kyo-yaki 京焼き, has spread out from the center of Kyoto to regions around Kyoto. It's population is one of many generations of families of potters including many notable and famous potters.
Kyoto has a history of 1,200 years. Known as Heian-kyō, the Heian Period capital of Japan that has become the present-day city of Kyoto. Some of the oldest history during the Nara era, a monk, Gyoki built his kiln at the Seikan Temple Higashiyama-ku in Kyoto prefecture) and produced unglazed earthenware. It became famous as Chawanzaka. Before the Muromachi era, potters, from China and Korea, developed their own techniques and affected Japanese potters. Later, some of them moved to Kyoto, the center of Japanese culture, and founded their original styles of Kyoto ware. That is why Kyoto Ware has a wide range of ceramics with the expression of regional characteristics, such as Seto, Mino, Shigaraki, Kokutani, and Koimari.
It is said Kyoto Ware is deep, for it shows the mixture of the diversified ceramic essence. Needless to say, Kyoto Ware is the pride of Japanese tradition. By the end of the Edo era, because of the influence of the Chinese paintings, there were some predominant artists in the Nanga Style Paintings, such as Taiga and Gyokudo who played important roles in the emergence of two tastes in Kyoto and Kiyomizu Ware. One taste is overglaze enamels on potter. The other is porcelain added Chinese features by Eisen.
Kiyomuzu yaki written 清水寺 is the old name for Kyoto Ware pottery and the town, more can be found about this on the internet. In the 17th century, in Kyoto, then Japan's cultural capital, kilns produced lead-glazed pottery like the pottery of southern China. The city pf beautiful artwork is of many generations of families of potters with the skill of the potter being handed down through each generation. Some of the most modern looks, new skills and well known potters art are currently known for their Kyo-Ware or Kyo-yaki for pieces during the second half of the 20th century for more modern pieces.
There are many shaping techniques: hand shaping, potter’s wheel, plaster mold method of embossing, and fluid technique. Most have now switched from traditional climbing kilns for the firing,to electricity or gas. As a result and due to the many various glazing techniques brought to use by the newer generations of potters over the last 60 years or so, a new style of Kyoto Ware has emerged.
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