Shimaoka Tatsuzo combined the ceramics techniques he learned from Hamada Shoji (1894–1978) with a distinct method of rope pattern white slip inlay (jōmon zōgan). In 1996, Shimaoka succeeded Hamada as a Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property, or Living National Treasure.


  • Title: Salt-glaze large plate with rope-pattern
  • Creator: Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007)
  • Type: ceramic, border
  • Original Source: Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art
  • Rights: © Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art

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