Rare Shoji Hamada (1894-1978) Rare Hakame Sake Set Tokkuri And Guinomi. Original Signed And Sealed Wooden Box. Excellent Condition On Both Items. Includes The Original Brochure That Came With This Set. The Tokkuri Measures 14 Centimeters Or 5.5 Inches X 9 Centimeters Or 3.5" And The Guinomi Measures 5 Centimeters Or 2" X 7 Centimeters Or 2.75" Shoji Hamada Was The First Living National Treasure Of Japan In Ceramics And Truly Needs No Introduction. Hard To Find And Very Low Starting Bid. It Will Be Professionally Packed And Shipped Via USPS Priority Mail With Insurance. Please Check Out My Other Important Japanese Ceramic Piece.

Hamada Shōji attained unsurpassed recognition at home and abroad for his folk art style ceramics. Inspired by Okinawan and Korean ceramics in particular, Hamada became an important figure in the Japanese folk arts movement in the 1960s. He was a founding member of the Japan Folk Art Association with Bernard Leach, Kawai Kanjirō, and Yanagi Soetsu.
After 1923, he moved to Mashiko where he rebuilt farmhouses and established his large workshop. Throughout his life, Hamada demonstrated an excellent glazing technique, using such trademark glazes as temmoku iron glaze, nuka rice-husk ash glaze, and kaki persimmon glaze. Through his frequent visits and demonstrations abroad, Hamada influenced many European

1949 Tochigi Prefecture Culture Award
1953 Minister of Education Award for Art
1955 The first ceramic artist to be designated as a "Living National Treasure"
1967 Invited to the 50th anniversary of Michigan University; received honorary PHD
and exhibited work.
1968 Okinawa Times Award
Awarded the Medal of Honor, Purple Ribbon from Emperor
1969 Designated Honor...
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