Takahashi Kōzo 高橋光三 (*1954)

(Takahashi Rakusai V 五代 高橋楽斎)

Shigaraki Tea Caddy

Inv. Nr. #19.035
Date Heisei period (1989-2019)
Material Ash glazed stoneware
Dimensions H 9,3 x Diam. 7 cm

Comes with fitted, inscribed, signed and sealed wooden box and two silk pouches.

Price: EUR 2,200

Takahashi Kōzo was born in 1954 as the son of Takahashi Rakusai IV (*1925) and is the current heir of this multi-generational Japanese ceramic tradition. He became the 5th generation Rakusai in 2010. Born in Shigaraki, he graduated from the Shigrakai Pottery Ceramic Research Institute in 1975. He founded a group of potters under the tutelage of the Living National Treasure Arakawa Toyozō (1894-1985). With his first solo exhibition at the Takashimaya Department Store in Osaka in 1984, he began a long list of national and international exhibitions. Recently, the Asian Art Department of the Denver Art Museum and the Consulate General of Japan in Denver hosted Takahashi Rakusai V and his daughter Yoshiko for the Curator's Circle Lecture "Passing the Flame: The Takahashi Rakusai Lineage in Shigaraki Ceramics.


The chaire is signed "Mitsu" 三 on the bottom and comes with a matching double-chambered wooden box inscribed, signed and sealed by the artist, which also contains two silk bags (shifuku).