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Japanese Vintage Kyoto Kiyomizu-ware Pottery Flower Ikebana Bud Vase by Tachikiti Kado
This Japanese Kyoto Kiyomizu-ware Pottery Flower Ikebana Bud Vase was made by Tachikiti Kado. It is about 40-50 years old. An all handmade piece possibly using a slip mold, it is glazed in the ring pattern in deep navy blue and a light gold. it is very rich. It has a long slender 'crane' or 'Kurēn' neck. The shape is slender and elegant. It comes with the original box signed by the potter and with the name of the kiln. This is called the tomobako and a good and important piece to have especially with an item from Japan for future value and storage.
In excellent condition, no cracks or chips. It has either some dirt or minor surface wear on the inside of the neck, I have not checked it yet but it looks like it needs a good cleaning to me. Please see the pictures and ask any questions or if you would like revised pictures. We are non-house smokers and do not smoke around our wares and our very careful with them to have clean hands and in the packing. We are careful to check incoming items for any unusual smells. Again please let us know if you have any questions. This is a purchase from an honest, nice, antique dealer in Japan.
Size: Height 8.58 inches or 22cm, Diameter 2.92 inches or 7.5 cm Weight 520 grams or 1.14 lbs
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Kyōto-shi 京都市 and Kyo-yaki 京焼き
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, the 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. 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, Ko-kutani, and Ko-imari.
The city of beautiful artwork is of many generations of families of potters with the skill of the potter being handed down through each generation. 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. 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.
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