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Houen Matcha Bowl - Phoenix Elegance (by Tanaka)

Houen Matcha Bowl - Phoenix Elegance (by Tanaka)

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Houen Tanaka '田中方円'
In the realm of exquisite Kyoto Iro-e painted ceramics, Rimpa school aesthetics, and traditional Japanese beauty, Houen Tanaka, also known as 田中方円, meticulously crafts modern-styled goods like teacups and water containers, embellished with gold and silver paint. With a career spanning 38 years, he embarked on this artistic journey under the guidance of the esteemed Makuzuyaki potter, Kosai Miyagawa.

Chronicle of Artistic Journey:

  • 1968: Born in Kyoto during the vibrant 23rd year of the Showa era.
  • 1984: Commenced an apprenticeship under the tutelage of Kyomizu Ware artist Kyosai Miyagawa, delving into the intricacies of traditional pottery.
  • 1989: Further enriched his craft by studying at Kyoto Nihonga Specialty School under the guidance of masters Hirota Tatsu and Shionami Jinro.
  • 2002: Established an independent kiln in the serene Daigo Hino no Sato.

Accolades and Achievements:

  • 2010: Attained recognition as a Kyoyaki and Kiyomizuyaki Traditional Craftsman.
  • 2017: Honored with the prestigious Kyoto City Traditional Industrial Techniques "Master Craftsman" award.

In his relentless pursuit of excellence, Houen Tanaka continues to create captivating artworks, seamlessly blending traditional techniques with contemporary design, leaving an indelible mark on the world of Japanese ceramics.

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