Fujiwara yû (1932-2001)

Bizen Sake Set

Inv. Nr. #17.021
Date 20th c.
Material Ash glazed stoneware
Dimensions H 12,3 x D 9,3 and H 4,6 x D 6,2 cm

Comes with signed and sealed wooden box.

This set of a Bizen sake flask and cup was made by legendary Fujiwara Yû who was born 1932 in Honami in Bizen, Okayama prefecture. As son of famous Fujiwara Kei (1899-1983) he has also been awarded the title "Living National Treasure" in 1996 for his continous efforts to preserve and teach the traditional techniques of Bizen pottery.

 

Fujiwara Yû was early recognized abroad as one of Japan's leading traditional potters what led to countless exhibitons in Japan and overseas. His works are collected in many international public collections and are part of the permanent exhibition in the Fujiwara Kei Memorial Hall, a wonderful museum dedicated to the familiy's work and the Bizen tradition in Okayama.