The timeless beauty of a one-of-a-kind vase inspired by Azuchi Momoyama period (1568 to 1600).
Created by Tomonari Nishikawa, the second generation of the Nakadera Kiln, this exquisite piece captures the essence of ancient artistry. From hand digging the soil to placing the vase in the Noborigama kiln, Tomonari followed the ancient way of firing to create a truly unique masterpiece. Despite encountering multiple challenges along the way, the vase emerged exactly as Tomonari had envisioned.
- Each piece is handmade in Kumamoto, Japan and varies slightly, making each piece unique.
- Approximate measurement:
- overall: 5 3/4" W x 8"H, 4" opening diameter
- capacity: 5 US cups
- weight: 2 lb 7 oz
- Material: ceramic
- Care instruction: hand wash recommended, not oven safe
Nakadera kiln was started in 1991 by Kousei Nishikawa who was born in 1951. Before he started his own kiln he trained himself as a craftsman at Fumoto kiln (one of the historical kilns in the local area) for years. His son, Tomonari is also creating unique works and training to take over the family business in the future. The Nishikawa kiln is located in Arao, Kumamoto. Arao is famous for its historical "Shodai-yaki" area. It has been said that the Shodai-yaki has more than 400 years of history and has a unique ash glaze finish. The Nishikawa family are creating unique works while keeping the traditional Shodai-yaki technique.