Exhibition quality, wood-fired, unglazed Nanban sake decanter. Nanban is a style that originated in Southeast Asia, specifically Vietnam, and was revived by Taki's father after years of research abroad. Originally they were low-fired, simple ceramics but the unglazed, rustic aesthetic remains the same. Each piece has a different scorch detail from the fire and is an absolute pleasure to behold.
Taki began studying under his father, the legendary Takashi Nakazato, at the age of 23 and has honed his skills to become an incredible artist at the wheel. We have always been enamored by Taki Nakazato's ceramics and their sense of balance, detail, and size. The feel in the hand is extraordinary, light, and delicate despite the strong character of each piece. The perfect silhouette reveals a refinement that three decades of ceramic experience can achieve.
Our first visit to Taki's kiln was in 2016 and his collection of cups were displayed in our old retail store in Williamsburg. It brings back many happy memories and we are excited to introduce this amazing artist and his works to all of our new tea friends.
Made in Karatsu, Japan (Saga)
Signed wooden box. Please review the approximate sizing and capacity information below.