Nakazato Tarouemon XIV

Kawakujira Tea Cup

Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Regular price ¥8,000
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At a glance

A white and gray tea cup with a black rim, handmade in the kiln of the 14th generation Nakazato Tarouemon in Karatsu. Sold in a wooden box.

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Description

A delicate and beautiful white gray tea cup in clay with a black rim. The name of its design – Kawakujira, ‘whale’ – reflects its elegant color combination.

An exceptional tea cup handmade in the kiln of the 14th generation Nakazato Tarouemon in Karatsu under his direct supervision. Sold in a wooden box decorated with hand calligraphy, for a special gift.

Dimensions

Height: 6 cm
Diameter: 6 cm
Capacity: 80ml


Artist Information

Nakazato Tarouemon XIV

Born in 1957, Nakazato Tarouemon XIV, currently the Nakazato family's 14th generation, inherits the rich legacy of Karatsu ceramics and of his family. Surrounded by Karatsu ware from the day he was born, he took over his family's kiln in 1983. He soon came to realize how much brilliant work exists in old Karatsu ware. Today, he works daily to keep the tradition alive and make the unique beauty of Karatsu ware better known overseas.

The Nakazato kiln has been in activity since the end of the 16th century in what is today Karatsu city in Saga prefecture, facing the Korean peninsula.


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