Takahashi Rakusai IV 四代 高橋楽斎 (*1925)

Shigaraki Tea Bowl

Inv. Nr. #A01
Date 20th c.
Material Ash glazed stoneware

Comes with signed and sealed wooden box.

Price: EUR  1.400

Fine Shigaraki tea bowl (chawan) with excellent ishihaze ("stone explosions") made by Takahashi Rakusai IV. Rakusai IV was born 1925 in Shigaraki and is probably the most famous Shigaraki potter. The Takahashi family is along with the Ueda family the oldest potter family in Shigaraki and largely responsible for preserving traditions, especially after the second world war. Takahashi Rakusai IV succeeded his father the third Takahashi – who was designated as „Intangible Cultural Property“ by government – in 1976 and passed the tradition subsequently to his son in 2010.