Munemaro Ishiguro Tea bowl, Kohiki type

w12.2×h8.2cm 1940s

Munemaro Ishiguro: Tea bowl, Kohiki type


This tea bowl is a truly aesthetic and captivating piece, crafted by Munemaro Ishiguro, featuring a soft texture and covered with delicate glazing.

At first glance, it may look like an older bowl, however, within the Kodai - the raised base, there is a small distinct Munemaro's sign clearly impressed.

This exquisite tea bowl was cherished by a modern master, Tatsuaki Kuroda, who used it in his daily life. He would enjoy a break while his demanding work with this tea bowl made by an admired senior.

Imagining the camaraderie between these two fellow creators who both worked in Kyoto, and belonged to the same artistic group, you could have a nice tranquil moment over tea.

This bowl comes with a wooden box signed by Joji Kuroda, a son of Tatsuaki. It says it is 'owned by Tatsuaki Kuroda, signed by Joji' on the back of the lid.

Munemaro Ishiguro
1893 Born in Shinminato, Toyama prefecture.
1918 Impressed by the National treasure, Yohen Tenmoku tea bowl.
         Aspired to be a ceramist.
1919 Began ceramics in Tokyo. Moved around Japan several times.
1927 Moved to Higashiyama Jagadani, Kyoto prefecture.
         Met Fujio Koyama, who would become a sworn friend afterwards.
1935 Built a studio in Yase Rakuhoku, Kyoto.
1937 Won a Silver prize at the Paris Universal Exposition.
1941 The first exhibition at Ginza Kuroda Touen.
1955 Designated as a Living National Treasure.
         Organized ‘Nihon Kogei Kai’ (the Japan Art Crafts Association) with
         Toyozo Arakawa and Tokuro Kato.
1963 Received Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon.
1968 Passed away at the age of 75.

Item Number : #605

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