YAMAMOTO Tôshû

(Japan 1906 – 1994)

Bizen ware "Taikai" tea caddy

Other titles:
Bizen ware tea caddy 'Ocean'
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
Year
20th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
stoneware
Dimensions
7.5 x 9.5 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Rev. Muneharu Kurozumi 1981
Accession number
312.1981.a-b