Morning Calm (Asanagi) Bowl

Yamamoto Akira 山本晃 Japanese

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This large bowl (hachi) was created by welding several types of metal in straight lines to make a rhythmical striped pattern. The precision of the technique is further expressed by the sharp angles of the vessel, formed by soldering the cutout triangles of the welded billet. Born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Yamamoto Akira graduated from the Tokyo Designer Gakuin College. In 2014 he was designated a Living National Treasure for his skills in chiseling (chōkin).

Morning Calm (Asanagi) Bowl, Yamamoto Akira 山本晃 (Japanese, born 1944), Welding with copper, silver, copper and gold alloy (shakudō), and copper and silver alloy (shibuichi), Japan

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