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Kiyomizu Rokubei V (Goyo) (1875-1959)
Chawan, tea bowl - Akegarasu, crows at dawn
Signed: -
Seals: Kiyo
Technique: grey gohonde raku style Kyôyaki Ø 12 x7,4
Condition: fine

Rokubei V was the second son of Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1847-1920). He studied Shijô painting with Kôno Bairei; Kikuchi Hôbun (1862-1918), Taniguchi Kôkyô (1864-1915), Takeuchi Seihô (1864-1942) and Tsuji Kakô (1870-1931) were his classmates. He also at the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting. After graduation he studied ceramic techniques with his father.

His career as a ceramic artist began when he won a prize at the Fourth Domestic Industrial Exposition in 1895. He studied glazing techniques at the Kyoto Municipal Ceramic Laboratory established in 1896 and organized the Promoting Society for Craft Workers (Shokkô Shôrei-kai) with designer Kikuchi Sokû at the Laboratory in 1899. He actively worked on the study and research of new glazing techniques and (Western) designs. When Rokubei IV retired, he inherited the title and became Rokubei V in 1913. He exhibited at the Nôten, the Design and Applied Artworks Exhibition sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce and the Teiten, the Imperial Art Academy Exhibition. He also became a member of the Imperial Art Academy and played an important role as a leading figure of the craft world. In 1945 he retired and took the artist’s name Rokuwa.

Kyoto ‘03 (Sekka) p. 326 ff.

Price: EUR 650 / USD 728