This Japanese vintage Kyoto Ware kogo case was made by the famous Potter Shoami Takano II about 30-40 years ago. It is a handmade kogo of a cute little mouse on a radish, A radish is molded with a little mouse on the kogo. It is decorated In underglaze blue, called sometsuke in Japan. Sometsuke is the name for blue and white porcelain where the designs are painted in underglaze cobalt oxide on the surface of biscuit firing pottery. then fired in the kiln.,
His work with sometsuke is what Shoami Takano II is most famous for. In fact, he has won many awards for his work with it. This lovely and famous artist kogo is decorated with several shades of blue on white jiki or porcelain. It is made with great expertise and a high-quality piece. 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. It is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or repairs. It is a very beautiful Kyoto porcelain kogo made in popular blue and white sometsuke.
Size: Width 2.5 inches or 6.4 cm, Length 2.1 inches or 5.4 cm, Height 1.3 inches or 4.5 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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