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Title

"Koku"

Artists

Konishi Tozo

Japan

1948 -

Bizen ware

Japan

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Bizen ware jar
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    stoneware
    Dimensions
    38.0 x 35.0 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Rev. Muneharu Kurozumi 2004
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    272.2004
    Artist information
    Konishi Tozo

    Works in the collection

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    Artist information
    Bizen ware

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  • About

    Konishi Tozo works in the traditional ceramic-producing centre of Bizen, Okayama, and has exhibited at regional and national shows, including the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Arts and Crafts, since 1972. In 1989 he was awarded the prestigious Kaneshige Toyo prize. As with Inuyama Takuya [see Acc.no. 271.2004], his work shows a modern take on an ancient ceramic tradition: the donated vessel is executed in traditional high-fired Bizen stoneware, with its natural ash glaze effects and organic feel, but the intervention of the ceramic artist is keenly felt in the modern, angular, sculptural form (suggested by the name 'koku', which means 'carved' or 'sculpted').

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2004.

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    Where the work was made

    Japan

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