image White porcelain flower-shaped bowl with green glaze and engraved peony design.

White porcelain flower-shaped bowl with green glaze and engraved peony design.

Living National Treasure Manji Inoue

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Detail

  • Category
    CERAMICS
  • Size
    L40.0 W40.0 H17.0
  • Year of production
    2014

Technique

Blue-tintedseihakuji

Seihakuji (blue-white porcelain), known in English as celadon, is produced using porcelain clay made from white stone. It is pottery that has been biscuit-fired and painted with a glaze containing a small amount of iron, which turns a bluish tint when fired again. This technique originated in China. There is also hakuji (white porcelain), which is painted with a glaze that turns transparent when fired, and seiji (blue porcelain), made with clay containing iron coated with a glaze that turns blue when fired.

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ARTIST&WORK

image Manji Inoue

Manji Inoue

  • CERAMICS
  • / Living National Treasure
  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

INOUE is the leading expert of hakuji (white porcelain), and a master-hand at the pottery wheel. He continues pursuing the beauty of wheel-thrown hakuji, and also produces decorated hakuji pieces.

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