Monday, April 3, 2017


Bearing a strong resemblance and named after the famous ,Nachi (no) Taki of Nachikatsuura, Wakayama-ken, this elegant and mystrious iron Shino chawan was made by Toki native, Sakai Kobu. I have written about Sakai previously and have even posted slideshow videos of his work as well but figured as long as his work passes on through they always make for wonderful slideshows. Like many of his chawan this surface is packed with a wide array of effects and textures not to mention the plunging white waterfall that runs from the lip down to a rich pool of white which encapsulates the kodai. It never ceases to amaze me how Sakai Kobu paints such evocative landscapes in his glazes from our humble planet to celestial star scapes and galaxies,  both real and imagined. Enjoy the slideshow.