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Spherical stoneware jar with akadobe glaze.
- Production date
Diameter: 36.80 centimetres (max)
Height: 41 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Nishihata Tadashi comes from a very long line of traditional potters based in an area northwest of Kyoto called Tachikui, and historically termed Tanba. Tanba kilns were one of the famous medieval kilns of Japan that have been in continuous use since the Kamakura period (1180-1230). Nishihata along with other traditional Tanba artists still use a wood fired climbing kiln (renbo-shiki noborigama) and produce works with traditional methods but adding a modern flare. Nishihata is famous for having revived the early Edo period glaze called akadobeyû (red clay glaze). This work is one of his strongest. It pushes Tanba tradition by its diagonal facets and soft glaze over strong form.
Nishihata apprenticed to his father, also a potter Nishihata Sueharu, in 1969, and since has gone on to win many awards, such as the Grand Prize at the Tanabe Museum's Tea Forms Exhibition (three times) and the Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (1989). (NCR)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2012 Feb - 2012 Sept, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
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