Sake bottle by Riki Ando with original wooden box.
H 12.7 cm x W 9cm / 313g
Good condition ★★★☆☆
[RIKI ANDO] (1951-)
Built a climbing kiln in 1973.
He was selected for the Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition twice, the East Chugoku Branch Exhibition seven times, and the Okayama Prefecture Exhibition seven times.
Bizen-Yaki (Okayama Prefecture) is created using the Yakishime method of firing unglazed wares at high temperatures.
Using red pine wood in the firing process beautiful natural colours and tones emerge from the clay.
Bizen clay has a high iron content which enables the pottery to retain heat or remain cool.
Bizen -Yaki reflects the Japanese artistic sensibility emphasising inner beauty and subtlety.