WAKAO TOSHISADA (b. 1933)
Tea Bowl with nezumi-shino glaze, 1998
3- 5/8 x 5 x 5 inches
With signed tomobako
Buyers to bear shiping outside of USA at cost.
WAKAO TOSHISADA (b. 1933): Tea Bowl with nezumi-shino glaze, 1998
Wakao Toshisada was born and raised in the Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture, the centralized hub of Mino pottery in 1933. In 1960, his work was first shown at the Central Japan Art Exhibition and was acknowledged at the New Crafts Exhibition. His debut in the Asahi Ceramics Exhibition was in 1963 and with the National Traditional Crafts Exhibition in 1965. As his career was gaining more momentum, his work was shown with the Nihon Togeiten (All Japanese Ceramics Exhibition) in 1971, and was awarded the New Mino Artists Prize in 1972. Other awards he received were the Kato Kohei prize (1986) and the Japan Ceramics Society Award (1989). He was given the prestigious honor of being identified as an intangible cultural asset of his birth city Tajimi and of Gifu Prefecture in 1995 and 2003 respectively.