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34.2 Yokoyama Hasei (1899-1974) with Katô Bakutai (1861-1943)
Shinô chawan - Reclining deer
Signed: Hasei .., Bakutai
Technique: Crackled Setoyaki with an underglaze painting Ø11.5 x 7.4
Box: by both potter and painter
Condition: fine

Yokoyama Hasei was born in Seto, Aichi prefecture. After he dropped out of Seto Pottery School in 1928, he entered the National Ceramics Laboratory in Kyoto and started to paint. Although self-taught, he was elected for the Teiten in 1934 and participated in shows at art galleries. In 1948, he established Aoki Company, an organisation involved in painting research. He developed a very individual style in landscape painting.

Aburei p. 421

The Seto potter Katô Bukatei was known for his superior tea pottery, mainly tea bowls.
Shinô pottery, a kind of Mino ware has been appreciated for a long time. It originated in Gifu prefecture.