Fujiwara Yū (1932-2001)

Bizen Tea Caddy with Botamochi Decor

Inv. Nr. #19.025
Date 1980-1990
Material Ash glazed stoneware
Dimensions H 8,7  x Diam. 7,7 cm

Comes with fitted signed and sealed wooden box.

Fantastic botamochi Bizen tea caddy made by legendary Fujiwara Yū 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 continuous efforts to preserve and teach the traditional techniques of Bizen pottery. Fujiwara Yū was early recognized abroad as one of Japan's leading traditional potters what led to countless exhibitions 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 family's work and the Bizen tradition in Okayama.