A wonderful tea bowl shaped on the potter's wheel and in the hands of Miyagawa Kosai. Its clean perfection is contrasted by the eccentric brush of Shimizu Kosho. The caligrapyh reads "Old pine trees speak wisdom". - How true.
In 1975 Shimizu Kosho was chosen Abbot of Todai-ji Temple in Nara. He remained in this position for only a rather short time, resigning in 1981. For the remaining nearly twenty years of his life, Shimizu Kosho was dedicated to the life of an artist: He became a prolific and eccentric painter, calligrapher and figurative potter.
Shimizu Kosho (1911-1999)
Miyagawa Kosai (born 1944)
Height 8 cm (3 in.)
Diam. 11.3 cm (4 1/2 in.)