24416 人間国宝 加藤卓男 (黒織部酒杯) KATO Takuo
Height 4.7 cm
Diameter 6.3 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 left a brilliant achievement 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.
Reproduced Persian ceramics such as lustreware, sansai, and blue glaze by original study, and left a great achievement. At the same time, he received the MOA Grand Prize, which can be said to be the highest honor in the ceramic art world, and was designated as an important intangible cultural property holder (living national treasure). A work by Takuo Kato.