Famous Potter Shoami Takano II made Japanese vintage Kyoto Ware kogo or small case was made about 30 years ago. It is beautiful. 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 collect and decorate with, in addition to placing small items in around the house. A square Kyo-yaki kogo is painted in underglaze blue with a very colorful butterfly, and both parts of the case are bordered in gold. It is inscribed by the artist on the bottom although it is hard to see in the pictures. It comes with the original tomobako which is the box made especially for this item. The lid is signed on both sides, with the description of the item, the kiln and potter name. It is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. See more below about this famous Japanese potter.
Size: Width 2..4 inches or 5.2 cm, Height 1.5 inches or 3.7 cm
Famous Shoami Takano
The Takano families are potters and succeeded their pottery business generation to generation. Soami Takano II apprenticed under his father for 25 years. In 1992 he succeeded the Shoami name and took over the family kiln in Kyoto. He is well-known for his porcelain in a wide range of tableware, including fine tea ware.
His techniques of underglaze in cobalt blue and printing and his sophisticated forming technique are highly regarded even in the Kyo-Yaki industry, known for its outstanding technology and sophisticated art.
Born in Kyoto in 1941. A potter who created tea sets, teapots, teacups, incense potteries and other works. In 1966, he graduated from the Kyoto City University of Arts. And he apprenticed under the 1st Shoami. 1967 to 1992: Apprenticed until master craftsman Shoami for 25 years. 1992: Succeeded the Shoami and took over his kiln and name.
His father the first Shoami Takano, was born in 1902. He apprenticed under the very famous Nyoami Shibata, who is a master of potteries, in Gojo in Kyoto and a very famous part of Kyoto known for being the hotspot of potters. In 1930, when he was 28 years old, he was dependent and went his way in Imakumano in Kyoto. His master, Shibata, gave him the name, Shoami. He passed on these skills to his son.
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