Sep 30, 2014
Jul 21, 2005




Tsujimura Shirō 辻村史朗

(Japanese, 1947-)

Stoneware with white glaze

Diameter: 15.3 cm (6 in.); Overall: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Gift of T. Dixon Long 2001.72



Tsujimura Shirō is a self-taught ceramicist who works near the city of Nara. He creates tea wares in a wide variety of styles. Carefully designed to be pleasurable to hold in two hands, this bowl is inspired by medieval Korean prototypes known in Japan as koraijawan, literally “Goreyo tea bowls.” Korean tableware imported to Japan in the 1500s became so popular in Japanese tea practice that works were soon made to order. Tsujimura’s bowls preserve the wabicha, or “rustic tea” expression of those bowls.

See also
Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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Gift of T. Dixon Long

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