Yesterday a box arrived via UPS and in it was three pots from a friends collection, formerly from the mid-west, now parts unknown. Two of the pots are by Ningen Kokuho, Shimizu Uichi in a rather evocative and noble Horai celadon with rich slip trailed iron decoration under the glaze. Though these are two of a kind, they have striking differences from presence and posture to glaze quality and statement but both are conversant within the style and have quite a bit to say. I made a short video of the Horai chawan and hope that it gives a slight glimpse in to what the bowl is like. I would like to think that it captures the posture, volume and sensibility of the bowl.
This chawan can also be seen over on my Trocadero page by following the link;