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Title

Bizen ware "Taikai" tea caddy


Artist

YAMAMOTO Tôshû

Japan

1906 - 1994


About

Yamamoto began studying ceramics in 1922 and became apprenticed to the Kyoto potter Kusube Yaichi (1897 - 1984) in 1938. Yamamoto entered many exhibitions, including the 'Dento Kogei Kai' 13 times. In 1956 he was designated an 'Okayama Prefectural Important Intangible Cultural Asset'. In 1959 he was awarded a prize at the Firenze International Exhibition. Yamamoto received the Okayama Cultural Award in 1972, and subsequently many other awards.

Although small, tea caddies appear in a wide variety of shapes and glazes. They traditionally have an ivory lid and more treasured ones are accompanied by a silk bag which prevents the surface being scratched.


Details


Other Title

Bizen ware tea caddy 'Ocean'


Alternative title

Bizen Taikai chaire


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

20th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware


Dimensions

7.5 x 9.5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Rev. Muneharu Kurozumi 1981


Location

Not on display


Accession number

312.1981.a-b


Artist information

YAMAMOTO Tôshû

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • The four seasons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Jun 1989–Jul 1990


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Sydney, 1991, 4. cat.no. 33

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Tea', Sydney, 2003, 227 (colour illus.).

Jacqueline Menzies, The 4 seasons, 'The Japanese teahouse', not paginated., Sydney, 1989, (colour illus.) not paginated [chart].