Dish with three circular spots

Kitaōji Rosanjin 北大路魯山人 Japanese

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The iron-red spots on this unglazed plate are reminiscent of firing marks (botan-mochi) often found on Bizen ware. In 1952, Rosanjin, a ceramist, calligrapher, painter, and restaurateur, visited Kaneshige Tōyō’s studio with the Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi to learn the repertory of Bizen kiln effects. Later, Kaneshige built a Bizen-style kiln for Rosanjin, in Kamakura.

Dish with three circular spots, Kitaōji Rosanjin 北大路魯山人 (Japanese, 1883–1959), Stoneware with fire marks (Bizen ware), Japan

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