Seigan Yamane Hagi Kashiki

Potter: Seigan Yamane

Approximate size: L9.0″ by W6.1″ by H1.1″ or 22.8 by 15.5 by 2.8cm

A kashiki or tea plate made by the famous Hagi potter Yamane Seigan. Rectangular in shape with raised edges and corners pointing outwards. The Seigan blue, the glaze he received worldwide recognition for is used here as the basis and is further expanded upon with additional glaze. A combination Seigan calls his galaxy glaze. The raised edges and the additional glaze work especially well together and create the illusion of perspective. Seigan Yamane prides himself in working hard to keep innovating his work and style. Yamane Seigan has proven himself to be one of the most prolific potters of our time. This is a fine plate that looks great on its own and that can be easily utilized in a number of ways

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
Held a private exhibition at the Shinto gallery in Kobe

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.

This plate is unused and in mint condition. Stamped with potter’s seal on the base and comes with an informational pamphlet about the potter. Does not come with a box.


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Please note the wooden stand shown in the photos is not included

There is a saying attributed to several tea masters (including Sen no Rikyu), regarding the ranking of tea ware. “First Ido, Second Raku, Third Karatsu —when referring to ceramic ware used for the Japanese tea ceremony. It is considered one of the top styles of pottery for use in tea ceremonies in Japan. Ido referring to Ido style chawan from Korea.

A variation of the above can be seen in the Japanese proverb on topic of wares used in the Tea ceremony. “Ichi-Raku, Ni-Hagi, San-Karatsu.” Loosely translated, here the saying ranks Raku first, followed by Hagi and thirdly Karatsu utensils.