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Hashimoto Dokuzan (1869-1938) & Takahashi Dôhachi VI (1881-1941)
Kyôyaki
Kashibachi, bowl for sweets - Seisei jaku, Be clear headed (Be enlightened!)
Signed: Nan'en
Seals: Dôhachi,
Technique: Kyôyaki sometsuke (Seikaji) - Translucent blue and white porcelain with a hand painted cobalt blue underglaze decoration. Ø 21.4 x 9.7
Box: signed by both potter and priest
Condition: fine

inscription: 惺々箸 Seisei jaku, Be clear headed (Be enlightened!)

Dokuzan received his inka, certification of enlightenment from Gazan Shôtei (1853-1900). While practicing Zen at the Tenryû-ji under Ryôen Genseki (1842-1918), at the same time he studied painting with Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924) .
In 1900 he became the abbot of Rokuô-in. He was invited to be Zen master of Nanshu-ji monastery in Sakai, Osaka in 1910 Dokuzan became 128th generation kanchô, superintendent, of the Shôkoku-ji branch in 1911. He retired to Rinko-in in 1921, but in 1927 he founded the Nan'en-ji in Tottori Prefecture.

Reference:
Shôtenkaku bijutsukan 1988
Moog p. 82

Takahashi Dôhachi VI was born in Kyoto as the second son of Dôhachi IV (1845-1897). He studied with his father as well and his brother Dôhachi V (1869-1914) but also studied at the Kyoto Municipal Ceramics Laboratory. He inherited the title after his brother died in 1915 and he became Dôhachi VI in 1915. Dôhachi VI was known for his blue white porcelain and sencha ware.

Reference:
Kyoto 2003 p. 327

Price: EUR 950 / USD 1,045