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Takahashi Dôhachi VI (Kachûtei) (1881-1941)
Set of dishes: The five purities (the five gentlemen): pine, plum, bamboo, orchid and chrysanthemum.
Signed: Rokusei Dôhachi zô
Seals: Dôhachi
Technique: Hand formed pottery in the style of Kamo earthen ware with underglaze decorations in white, brown and black pigments. Ø 13,2
Box: signed
Condition: fine

Outside lid: 五清図 碟  五客 仿加茂土器、「印」道八
Goseizu, chô, gokyaku (5 guests) hô kamo doki [seal:] Dôhachi
The five purities, plates, five pieces, in the shape of Kamo earthen ware
Inside: 華中亭 六世道八造、「印」道八作
[signed:] Kachûtei Rokusei Dôhachi zô [seal:] Dôhachi saku

The five pureties are: moon, water, pine, bamboo and plum. In this case the five gentlemen: pine, plum, bamboo, orchid and chrysanthemum.
Pottery in Shinto style (unglazed dishes to be thrown from a Shintô shrine over the edge of a cliff).

Dôhachi VI was born in Kyoto as the second son of Dôhachi IV (Michiyori Kachûtei) (1845-1897). He studied with his father as well as with his brother Dôhachi V. He also studied at the Kyoto Municipal Ceramics Laboratory. He inherited the title after his brother’s death and he became Dôhachi VI in 1915. At the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Shôwa in 1928 he produced a large flower vase. Dôhachi VI was known for his blue white porcelain and sencha, ware.

Kyoto 2003 p. 327