Yasokichi III innovatively developed the saiyu technique based on traditional Kutani colored glaze enameling techniques handed down from his grandfather, Tokuda Yasokichi I, and using techniques learned from his father, Tokuda Yasokichi II. With saiyu, Yasokichi III created his own visual world characterized by the delicate shading and beautiful contrast of enamel glaze colors.
This study was inspired by the stunning robes of Chinese emperors. The artwork offered is a Glicee print, reproduced on...
Bowl, brilliant glaze, Gyo - Tokuda Yasokichi III
“Creation,” 1992, Tokuda Yasokichi, (1933-2009), Porcelain with polychrome enamel glazes, H: 8.8 W: 54.8 D: 54.8 cm, Komatsu City, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of the Japan Foundation- S1993.13