Teapot (Kokuyou Tenmoku)

£240.00

A handmade, glazed porcelain teapot handmade by Noritada Kimura, a great Kyoto potter.

This is one of Noritada’s unique versions of tenmoku he called Kokuyou (dark sunlight) and is distinguished by a brilliant interplay between indigo, light blue and white colouring.

The pot is glazed on the inside and finished with a wisteria handle, and a multi-hole filter in the spout that ensures a slow, smooth pour and no dripping. As functional as they are beautiful, these are some of the best teapots we have come across in 25 years of working in Japan.

Volume ~330ml, Height 13cm, Length (from handle to spout) 15.5cm

 

 

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Noritada KIMURA   

Noritada Kimura is an exciting potter from one of the best known ceramic families in Kyoto. He has worked alongside his father Morinobu Kimura for many years at the family’s studio. This apprenticeship has allowed him to absorb much of his father’s skill and technique which can be seen in Noritada’s award winning work.

Biography

1968   born in Kyoto Iwakura

1989     graduated from Kyoto Ceramics College

1991   Father and Son Exhibition in Manjyudo in Kyoto

Showed at the Japan traditional Craft Kinki Show

1995   Asked to exhibit in a modern teaware exhibition

One-man show at Artspace Hachigen in Kyoto

Shortlisted for the Nisshin modern noodle bowl prize

1998    Took part in Hiamagurankai’98 in Sapporo Art Forest

2002    Father and son exhibition at Yokohama’s Sogo

Father and son exhibition at Utsuwaya Menami in Kyoto

One-man show in Kyoto and Fujisawa

1998      Exhibited with his brother Noriyuki at Yokohama’s Sogo Department Store

Won an award at the 50th Japan Traditional Craft Exhibition

2006    One-man show in Ginza Matsuya in Tokyo

2007    Solo show at gallery Eikosha in Tottori

Won an award at the 54th Japanese Traditional Craft Exhibition

2008    Showed at Tachikichi Gallery Kyoto

Kyoto and Little Kyoto, Postcard Teas, London

2009    Solo exhibition at Takashimaya in Kyoto

Solo show at Kyoto Ceramics Hall

Solo exhibition at Utsuwaya Menami, Kyoto

2010     Kimura Family exhibition at Alegre, Nara

2011     Solo exhibition Isetan, Shinjuku, Tokyo

KIMURA biographies

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Weight 1 kg

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