Cermaics of Tatsuzo Shimaoka: Living National Treasures of Japan — A Retrospective | Hardcover | ISBN: 0914155-13X

Tatsuzo Shimaoka, a potter who was designated a “living national treasure” in Japan for his mastery of his craft, died on Dec. 11 in Mashiko, Japan, where he had maintained a studio since 1953. He was 88. Mr. Shimaoka’s pottery, primarily tablewares, expressed the philosophy that beauty was to be found in utility, and art in humility. The work was characterized as “mingei,” a term created from “minshuteki kogei,” or “craft of the people.”

Published by the Mingei International Museum, 1st Edition, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New and in flawless Excellent condition with its original dust jacket and shrink wrap. Dimensions: 9.1” x 6.6” x 1.1”

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