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Lovely Japanese Kyo Yaki Kashi Bowl by Kairaku, Unkin Design
stock #150612B

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Lovely Japanese Kyo Yaki Kashi Bowl by Kairaku, Unkin Design

The size of Bowl:7 1/2”Dia x 3 1/2” High. . This is lovely Kyo Yaki Kashi Bachi(Kashi bowl) by Saito Kairaku who was the student of Eiraku Wazen (1823-1896) who was the son of Eiraku Hozen (1795-1854). Eiraku family is prominent Kyoto ceramist in many generations. The bowl has design of Unkin (cloud brocade, Unkin design was originally created by Kenzan. Unkin mean the design consisting of Sakura and Momiji, Cherry blossoms and maple which called Unkin design). The body of bowl is made of Kyo Yaki earthen body. Maple design with red, green, brown and gold works. Sakura(cherry) tree with white blossoms, green, red, brown trunk with some gold finish. It has seal of Kairaku on the side of Kodai(foot rim). It came with very old Tomobako. The cop of cover has Japanese writing “Unkin Hachi” (Unkin bowl). At the left side, “Heian” (Kyoto), “Kairaku Zo” (Kairaku made) with his red copy seal. The condition of bowl excellent, no chip, no crack and no hairline. Dating from late Meiji to early Taisho, 1900-1920’s. After Wazen passed away, Kairaku became independent, Kairaku made his works at Saga, Kyoto. He has left many fine work, fine as Eiraku Wazen.
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