Monday, March 17, 2014


As far as bidoro goes, it doesn't get much better or greener than this. Like a rich and valued emerald gem fresh out of the ground, this luscious drip of bidoro like many, defies gravity and is forever frozen as a reminder of both the process and method in which it was fired. This close-up is from a simple, yet elegant and noble yunomi by the late master of Shigaraki pottery; Tsuji Seimei. Like a fine gemstone, this clear and defined drip can be quite a rarity and for Tsuji Seimei, it was just another day at the office.
I thought this emerald green droplet would be a great way to remind everyone that today is St. Patrick's Day and though I am not Irish, it is a great day for a good Irish beer and a telling of a good Irish tale, THE QUIET MAN is as good as any.