Potter: Seigan Yamane
Approximate size white: W3.0″ by H3.9″ or 7.6 by 9.8cm
Approximate size blue: W3.3″ by H4.3″ or 8.3 by 11.0cm
For sale are above chaki or tea caddies, handmade by Seigan Yamane, one the famous potters from Hagi. Both were made with a burin or apple shape with a ceramic lid. The larger of the two is glazed in the famous Seigan Blue and the smaller caddy in shiro, or shiroi meaning white. Seigan Yamane was born in 1952 and started making Hagi ware in 1987. In 1992 he started making his own pottery and since then has been awarded many prizes for his creative works.
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The local feudal lord of the Hagi area at the time, Terumoto Mouri, had appointed potters in a castle town of Matsumoto (presently the city of Hagi) in order to create Hagi wares for his personal tea ceremonies and as gifts. The potters in Matsumoto steadily increased their production so that more kilns were established in Fukawa territory (presently the city of Nagato) during the mid-17th century. However, due to the Meiji Restoration in 1868,
the potters employed by Lord Mouri were dismissed and began to run their own independent businesses. Gradually, more kilns were built outside of Hagi, spreading to the Miyano area of Yamaguchi city and also to other parts of the southwest region of Yamaguchi Prefecture. Thus, Hagi ware production continued throughout the Edo era.
The origins of Hagi ware can be traced back to the arrival of Korean potters to Hagi, a quaint town situated in Yamaguchi Prefecture on the Japan Sea, following Japan’s military invasion of the Korean peninsula in the late 16th century. As a result, a large number of Korean craftsmen were abducted and transported to Japan, where they played a crucial role in establishing new pottery types such as Satsuma, Arita, and Hagi ware.
1952 Born in Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture
1972 Pursue a martial arts career through the style of Kyokushin Kaikan, Shoringi Kempo, and Ashihara-kaikan of a New International Karate Organization
1974 Established a Karate school.
To this day he remains the master of the Karate dojo
1987 Decided to pursue a life in pottery.
Built a kiln by his own effort which took a year
1990 Made a presentation at 3rd Hagi-ware Festival by recommendation of Yoshida Hagi-en Chokumon, and received favor
subsequently he participated 13 times in the festival
Established his own kiln, Kousaian
1998 Held a private exhibition at a Konpuan gallery in Kuga
2001 Held a exhibition at a Yamaboushi gallery in Hagi
2003 Held a joint exhibition with Ms. Yoko Yu in Yamaguchi
2003 Held a private exhibition at Shinto gallery in Kobe
Both caddies are in excellent condition and are stamped with Seigan’s seal. Also come with a pamphlet with information about Yamane Seigan. Both come with the original signed paulownia wooden box with the potter’s stamp and Seigan’s calligraphy.
White €150 + shipping
Thank you very much!