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Water Container

Item Code: CER-KM-459-s
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Base price $2,419

The water container or Mizusashi, is used to hold the cold water during the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

This segmented, pumpkin like form is typical of Ken Matsuzaki and can be seen throughout his range of work.

Having moved on from his Mingei roots, one of the traditions Matsuzaki looked to for inspiration was that of Oribe, from the Momoyama Period. Named after and inspired by the warrior, tea master and connoisseur of the arts, Furuta Oribe. Oribe wares are often identifiable by their vivid green, copper based glaze and may also have underglaze brushwork patterns painted in white.

Accompanied by a signed, made to measure box
Ken Matsuzaki PortraitKen Matsuzaki was born in 1950 in Tokyo. Growing up Matsuzaki’s life was filled with art and culture and his family’s influence began to show when, around the age of 16, Matsuzaki developed an interest in ceramics. In 1972, after graduating from Tamagawa University’s College of Arts, he began a 3 year apprenticeship with (National Living Treasure) Tatsuzo Shimaoka.

Nearing the end of his apprenticeship Matsuzaki asked Shimaoka if he would consider extending it for another 2 years, whilst he learned to develop his own style, and began creating his own motifs and palette of glazes that he would use for the next 15 years. Today, Matsuzaki has exhibited widely in Japan, America and the UK and his work is held in major galleries worldwide.
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