His beginnings a metal-carving designer add a unique sensibility to his techniques. His works harmoniously balance the warmth of traditional ceramics and the cool, novel textures of metal. In his pieces, you'll find bold colorings of silver, red, and gray along with exquisitely controlled glazing.
4 3/4" x 2 3/4" Height
Made in Kyoto, Japan
The dragon is not a living creature that actually exists, but it is understood that it was favored by samurai families as a symbol of the emperor, and was treated as a higher rank than other crests, such as having a meaning of auspicious treasure.