Tea Bowl, Higawari
Matsubayashi Yukoan, who is based in Uji, Kyoto, works in the subtle gohonde style of Asahi ware, a centuries-old specialty of the Matsubayashi family. This work, which was designed expressly for the Museum collection, has the superb coloration referred to as higawari ("changing in the fire"), a result of the interaction between kiln structure, pine fuel, and a special clay called kase.
Stoneware with white feldspathic glaze
2 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (7 x 14.6 cm)
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Gift of the artist
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