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Tanomura Chokugai (1903-1997) & Unrin’in Hôzan XX (born 1938)
Nanga / Kyôyaki
Chawan, tea bowl - Kiku ni kani - Crab and chrysanthemum
Signed: Chokugai sha
Seals: Hôzan
Technique: Grey glazed Awata yaki with a blue and yellow underglaze decoration. Ø 12.4 x 7
Box: signed by Hôzan
Condition: fine

Chokugai was born in Kyoto, ithe great grand son of Tanomura Chokunyû (1814-1907). He studied with Tanaka Hakuin (1866-1934) and became a member of Kyoto Nihon Gaka Kyokai. He was the director of the Kyoto Shoga-in.

Reference:
Aburai p. 247

The first kiln of Awata yaki was at the old entrance of Kyoto near San’yô and the Heian shrine. It was founded by Sanmonjiya Kyûemon at the beginning of the 17th century.
During the second world war the kilns were distroyed It was rebuild, but went broke in 1953. Ito Tôzan III (1901-70) and Kusube Yaichi (1897-1984) with his death in 1984 it was the end of the kiln.

Price: EUR 450 / USD 522