Suzuki Osamu, Japan (b.1934) | Mino-based artist specialising in Shino wares. The technology of Shino wares was originally developed in Mino in the late sixteenth century. It was used primarily to produce imitations of imported Chinese porcelain, but it was also harnessed to the making of an important body of tea wares.
Akane Shino Chawan (茜志野茶碗 Crimson Shino Tea Bowl 1985) by Kato Tokuro The last work Tokuro made before his death, notice the vivid crimson of the bowl. Like his purple Shino, Tokuro pursued new styles of Shino even weeks before his passing. It fully represents his strength and imagination as an artist.