Gyokudo Antique Tokoname Red Clay Kyusu Teapot Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. Japanese Teapot history – Late Showa Era.

Mt. Gotenyama from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

This teapot is from series of ” Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” produced in late Showa era.  (Shōwa Era of Japan 1926–1989)

The scene is Mt. Gotenyama which is in Shinagawa Tokyo.

” Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” is originally from series of landscape prints by the Japanese Ukiyo-e artist Hokusai Katsushika (1760 – 1849)

About 40 years ago, there was a boom of collecting artistic teapots among art craft collectors in Japan. Teapot artists in Tokoname created artistic and high quality teapots to fulfill collectors needs.

This teapot is from the age.

You can feel the good clay of the time ( fine texture and has glow) .
Shape is typical late Showa era style, which is bold and simple in lines (body, lid, handle) .
Caving is very deep and bold. It is dynamic. It shows the energy of the artist and people’s preference at that time.

Teapot body is rather thick that carving can be deep deep due to it. 
Nowadays, this kind of deep & bold carving is not seen in Tokoname teapots.

Clay, Shape, Carving.. Everything shows late Showa era of Japan. 
You can feel Japanese teapot art history from this teapot. 

Artist: Gyokudo
Age: Approx. around 40 Years ago (late Showa era)


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