Two him that doth lets

Its fun to start with my pottery. Shuki, sake utensils, a bizen tokurri and an e-karatsu guinomi (one gulp sake cup). Bizen is unglazed but fired in burned wood producing ash and it will hold liquid. Karatsu (guinomi)  is another of the Japanese folk kilns. this one is glossy…karatsuBizen_4846Det_650

but this e-karatsu is matte or semi gloss  and you can see the similarities, the e refers to  picture on it, so if the guinomi were just the background it would be karats but with the brush drawing it e-karatsu.. The tokurri is shigaraki.

ekaratsuShigaraki_3429sml_700What it might look like on New Year’s Day spending the afternoon watching Japanese movies, and eating shiokara, salted mackerel and drinking sake.


I am  a very simple person, dark area, light area, different textures, different colors, line, what else is there to see?


Oh, how about me? Do you think I am too self centered perhaps I am the only model I have or at least the cheapest …


This is actually one photo, its a corner, from the left, its the wall with sink  and then there is what appears to her a reflection, look closely its not the reverse of the image. It is one photo, the shado facing left is on the wall and   its reflection in the glass on the right is on is part of a glass shower wall which comes out at a 90 degree angle. Look closely, they are not the same image.


Like a “school boy, ” 1930s-10940s


Children of the Corn, its a long time since I remembered reading that  but the first time it was a short story, then a novelette, and I believe I have seen multiple novels as well as animation—a work in progress.


This is a chawan from wife’s family, its very simple with a strong drawing, its an e- something.  They were from a small-town in the Seto-Mino area, Aichi Prefecture. The Seto-Mino area is known all over Japan as historically related to folk pottery— shino, oribe, ki-seto, seto-guro,  guro-oribe, and group of pots having similar characteristics called seto ware. For many Japanese seto-yaki simply refers to pottery in general  (yaki specifically refers to “fired thing,’ remember tako-yaki? ha ha, I like tako-yaki).

The Miyake chawan.




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