Gift of Tea Bowls from Renowned Artist Ohi Chozaemon XI

On January 23, 2019, renowned Japanese potter Mr. Ohi (Toshio) Chozaemon XI visited the Morikami. Born in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture in 1958, he is the 11th in the Ohi yaki (Ohi pottery) lineage of traditional craftsmen. His family craft dates back to 1666 and is best known for producing tea bowls and other utensils used for sado (tea ceremony). He creates his ceramic wares, as his forefathers did, using the soft clay found in the hills outside the town. Each piece is shaped by hand–no wheels are used–and fired in the …

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