Illustrated is an ethereal Shino chawan by Toki Juyo Mukei Bunkazai, Sakai Kobu (1937- ). His Shino works are different than most and very easy to pick out of a crowd. This softly altered bowl has wonderful shades of iron, nezumi blue and hints of white somewhat reminiscent of an old science fiction paperback cover; a nebula springs to mind and certainly transports me to a different place. Where would we be with out such ceramic gems?
“The Cosmos is also within us. We are made of star stuff. We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself.”
Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
(From a private collection)