Okadagama Hakuyu Tsukasa Tumbler
The pottery tradition of Hagi is based on the tea ware once loved by the feudal Mori clan who controlled the area. Red clay and soft coloured glazes are important markers of the style.
Founded in 1782, the Okada kiln is viewed as one of the newer ones in the town. It has one of the best maintained nobori-gamas (climbing kilns) in the region, in which the work of father and son: Yuu and Yasushi Okada fire their works.
This tumbler were made by Yasushi, whose work explores new forms within the Hagi style. The pale glazes on the panelled exterior are distinctive to Hagi, with the blue-green colour particularly difficult to achieve. The inner of the vessel displays striking spiral lines.
H:110mm W:77mm D:77mm