Evening Tide – 21c

4 000,00

Satoshi Kino, B.1987
33,5 cm x 28,5 cm x 3,5 cm



The delicate seihakuji glaze was introduced to Japan in the 12th century by returning visitors from the Jingdezhen kilns in China. Buddhist priests and the ruling classes of the Kamakura period (1195-1333) were infatuated by the delicate color of the porcelain and prized it greatly for its lush surfaces.
When the tea masters of the 16th century, like Sen no Rikyu turned away from opulence and embraced the native stonewares of rural Japan, seihakuji-glazed vessels lost favor as they were seen as too opulent.

This glaze style was re-discovered in the mid-twentieth century by artists such as Suzuki Osamu and Yoshikawa Masamichi (among others) who employed it to great effect. The early 20th century clay master, Tsukamoto Kaiji even earned distinction as the first Living National Treasure for seihakuji glaze in 1983.