Friday, July 30, 2010

Sake Cup by Rakusai Fujiwara

When Estelle and I visited Imbe in 1978 we had a letter of introduction to this elderly potter. Neither he nor ourselves could speak each others language but we had a most wonderful afternoon with him. Pottery speaks a universal language. He showed us his kiln and many of his own pots. We were also shown some of his collection including a beautiful set of small enamelled dishes by Ogata Korin. Before we left he presented us with this boxed Sake cup which I still treasure.

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