Friday, December 04, 2009

Mashiko Tea Cup Sale; Oct 27-Nov 4, '07

An Open House sale featuring a large number of individual yunomi or tea cups from Mashiko. Many were obtained during my stay there in 1999-2000, and on the numberous visits (almost monthly) made back there until moving back to the States in the late summer of 2002. I also picked up several on my recent visit last year for the Sacred Clay Japan music tour I produced.

I tend to favor those utilizing traditional Mashiko glazes such as nami jiro (white), kaki (brown, literally "persimmon,") Mashiko guro (kuro-black,) ame (a yellow resembling butterscotch,) and seiji (celadon green) with simple or little brushwork.

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