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24.2 Yamada Kôun (1878-1956) with Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959)
Kyôyaki
Kashibachi, bowl for sweets - Asagao, Morning glory
Signed: Kôun
Seals: Kiyo
Technique: Grey crackled kyôyaki, with a blue and green underglaze painting and over glaze gold addition Ø 21 x 6,5
Box: signed by both potter and painter
Condition: fine

Kôun, a pupil of Kikuchi Hôbun (1862-1918) was born in Kyoto. He exhibited in 1918 at the Bunten and in 1926 at the Teiten. From 1915 through 1918 Kôun and his teacher Hôbun were in The Hague in the Netherlands to work on the Japanese room at the Peace Palace.

Reference:
Roberts p. 195
Aburai p. 406
Araki p. 1558

Rokubei V, the second son of Kiyomizu Rokubei IV, studied Shijô painting with Kôno Barei (1844-1895) and also at the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting. After his graduation he studied ceramic techniques with his father and glazing techniques at the Kyoto Municipal Ceramic Laboratory. He worked on the research of new glazing techniques and western designs. When Rokubei IV retired in 1913, he inherited the title and became Rokubei V. He exhibited at the Nôten, the Design and Applied Artworks Exhibition sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce, and at the Teiten, the Imperial Art Academy Exhibition. He also became a member of the Imperial Art Academy and played an important role as a leading figure of the craft world. In 1945 he retired.

Reference:
Kyoto ‘03, ’Sekka’ p. 326 ff.

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