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Sancai flower vessel "Sōyō", Mino ware

Katō Takuo (1917-2005)

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

The sixth-generation of Kobei-kama, Katō Takuo (1917-2005) was fascinated by Persian pottery and focused on using blue glaze and creating Lusterware. For his dedicated work on sansai (three-colored glazing) technique after he was assigned by the Imperial Household Agency to restored sansai pieces in the Sōshō-in collection, he was designated a Living National Treasure in 1995.

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  • Title: Sancai flower vessel "Sōyō", Mino ware
  • Creator: Katō Takuo (1917-2005)
  • Original Source: Kōbei-gama
  • Rights: © Kōbei-kama

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