Mr. Kunitoshi Abe / Fukushima Prefecture

Mr. Kunitoshi Abe / Fukushima Prefecture

Style: Tsuchiyu-kei

Pioneered by woodworker Kamegoro Sakuma in 19th century. It is produced in Tsuchiyu Onsen, Fukushima Pref.
Structure: The head is tightly inserted into the body.

The heads are quite small and adorned with a janome bull's eye-like pattern that consists of concentric circles often with the center left open. Drooping nose, top of the head features a serpent's eye pattern. The body has a potter's wheel (lathework pattern)


Photos: Andreas Holzmann

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