Shunsui Mukunoki Porcelain Mingei Hanaire

Potter: Shunsui Mukunoki, formerly Eizo Mukunoki

Approximate size: W4.7″ by H9.9″ or 14.5 by 25.5 cm

This flower vase was made by Shunsui (Eizo) Mukunoki (1942-), this is the name master potter Eizo Mukunoki decided to take to, late in life. He worked with the great Kanjiro Kawai and his family and students (Takéichi, Takekazu and Hirotsugu to name a few), until he went independent in 1968. In 1974 he build a climbing kiln kiln in Toyooka City, which is located in Hyogo prefecture. This ovoid shaped porcelain vase is from his later years. Distinctly elegant and minimalist with colorful flower motifs on either side in the familiar colors of his teacher. A timeless piece.

In 1942 Eizo Mukunoki was born in the city of Masuda, which lies on Honshu island. He graduated from the prefecture’s ceramics research facility before he apprenticed himself to Kawai Kanjiro in 1958, with whom he stayed until until the master’s death in 1966.

This potter is perhaps better known under the name Eizo Mukunoki, though he changed his name to Shunsui in 1996. This piece is signed with the latter so we can narrow the time of creation to his later years. This work is large and hefty with hand-painted flowery designs, painted by brush on the front and back of the vase. A large work worthy of any venue. Be it a modern office or your living room.

Distinctly elegant and minimalist with colorful flower motifs on either side in the familiar colors of his teacher

Shunsui Mukunoki is the name master-potter Eizo Mukunoki (1942-), decided to take to late in his life. He worked with the great Kanjiro Kawai and his family and students (Takéichi, Takekazu and Hirotsugu to name a few), until he went independent in 1968. In 1974 he build a climbing kiln kiln in Toyooka City, located in Hyogo prefecture. This ovoid porcelain vase can be confidently dated to his later years.

A timeless work


Signed on the bottom, condition is excellent without chips or cracks. Comes with the original paulownia tomobako with stamp of authenticity and calligraphy on the inside of the lid plus a dedicated tomonuno or tea cloth. Note the kanji for Shunsui.

€320 + shipping cost

Evenly spaced indentations along the mouth of the vase are likely a remnant of Shunsui Mukunoki’s work, glazing or firing method

To show respect and to mourn his sensei he quit potting for 1 year after his passing. Since then he has been repeatedly exhibited at the Nihon Mingei Exhibition, Nihon Togeiten National Ceramics Exhibition and the National Traditional Crafts Exhibition. Considered to be a master potter.