Monday, February 13, 2017


There is a magnificent old Ko-Iga mizusashi form that I really love, it is solid, purposeful and has the appearance of a warrior at the ready. I have always admired that piece and its form so when a modern piece based on that pot with a rather nice Oribe glaze, my wife and I decided it would make for a nice Xmas gift for each other. We had originally decided on a different pot as our gift but when that fell through and this piece showed up with a bargain of a price, we thought it would be a good fit. Made by Oribe specialist, Nishioka Yu, this mizusashi blends the old Iga form with his old take on Oribe making for a rather sturdy and appealing pot. I put together a short video slideshow of the piece that should fill in some of the blanks and give a fuller impression of the mizusashi, I hope you enjoy it.