Monday, May 6, 2013


Illustrated is a shikishi by Ningen Kokuho, Kato Kozo of a delightful Shino tokkuri with a mountain, grasses and plover design. This tokkuri, rendered in soft washes of ink may have been a representational study of one of his works or just a quick and spontaneous drawing of a piece from his mind's eye. Either way, it captures the essential beauty of Momoyama influenced, modern Shino at its very core.

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