SAKATA Deika

(Japan 1915 – 2010)

Hagi ware tea bowl

Location
Not on display
Further information

Born as Sakata Ippei, Sakata hailed from a traditional potter family that belonged to the four main lineages of the Fugawa kiln in Hagi (Yamaguchi Prefecture). In 1950 he became the thirteenth head of the Fugawa kiln and assumed the artist’s name Deika XIII. Sakata’s greatest achievement is the revival of the Ido tea bowls in post-war Japan. Ido bowls originated in Korea where they were used for rice; in Japan they became highly appreciated in the tea ceremony since the late 16th century for their rustic beauty.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2013.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
Year
1980s
Media
Ceramic
Medium
stoneware
Dimensions
8.6 x 15.5 cm
Signature & date
Signed on lower side, incised (illeg.). Not dated. Signed on side [associated NWA box], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Sakata Deika" and artist's seal, in Japanese, stamped "Deika". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Rev. Muneharu Kurozumi 1984
Accession number
248.1984