24372 人間国宝 清水卯一 (蓬莱花壷) SHIMIZU Uichi
Height 26.2 cm
Diameter 8.0 cm
He studied Chinese ceramics under Munemaro Ishiguro, a living national treasure of "iron glaze pottery".
After working as a trainee at the National Kyoto Ceramics Research Institute, he was an assistant at the Ceramics Department of the Kyoto Municipal Industrial Research Institute.
After that, he devoted himself to pottery activities centered on his home pottery, and was certified as a living national treasure of "iron glaze pottery" at the young age of 59, which was the youngest record at that time.
In his later years, the work of Uichi Shimizu, a world-famous potter who continued to play an active role by moving the pottery to the foot of Mt. Horai in Kosei, Shiga Prefecture.
It can be seen that this work is a special work for Uichi Shimizu so that the name of the Horai kiln built at the foot of Mt. Horai, which is rich in nature, is inherited as it is.