HJ184    A yunomi by Tatsuzo Shimaoka.

Tatsuzo Shimaoka was Hamada Shoji’s most famous and successful pupil being designated National Living Treasure for his rope inlaid decorations.

Shimaoka’s work owes a great deal not just to Hamada but to the traditional decorative treatments in Korea using white slip inlaid into rope impressed surfaces or stamped or carved pattern. Hakeme was also a favourite method of decoration.

After supervising the loading of what would become his last noborigama firing in late 2007, Shimaoka collapsed, and died several weeks later in late 2007.

3.5 inches tall.



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