24413 人間国宝 加藤卓男 (青釉花文酒杯) KATO Takuo
Height 4.1 cm
Diameter 5.6 cm
He was exposed to the atomic bomb in Hiroshima when he was young, and despite suffering from leukemia, he made an effort to study Persian pottery with his indomitable spirit, and released various works such as reproduction of Persian pottery and restoration of Shosoin treasure.
During his lifetime, he made brilliant achievements such as receiving the Medal with Purple Ribbon, designation as an important intangible cultural property, and the Oribe Award Special Award even after his death, and laid the foundation for modern Mino ceramic art.
Takuo Kato's top work, which has been designated as a Living National Treasure, has won the MOA Grand Prize, which can be said to be the highest honor in the ceramic art world, by reproducing Persian ceramics such as lustreware, sansai, and blue glaze by his own study.
This work is representative and popular, and the Turkish blue is a really beautiful blue glaze work.