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Collection

FUJIWARA Kazu

(Japan 1958 – )

Bizen ware

(Japan  – )

Title
'Mizusashi' (water jar for the tea ceremony)
Place of origin
Japan
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
stoneware
Dimensions

17.5 x 19.6 cm:

a - jar; 14.8 x 19.6 cm

Credit
Gift of Rev. Muneharu Kurozumi 2006
Accession number
1.2006.a-b
Location
Not on display
Further information

Fujiwara Kazu (b. 1958) was born into a celebrated Bizen potting family - both his grandfather Kei and his father Yu were named Living National Treasures. He has exhibited widely within Japan, including at the prestigious Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Arts and Crafts (Nihon Dento Kogeiten), and also internationally.

This water jar is typical of traditional Bizen ware, with its natural ash glaze effects and organic feel. However, the regular form and in particular the lid handle show a modern Western influence.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2006