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Keisuke Serizawa

Kiln Opening in Mashiko




(Paper) Length80×Width34.6cm

Shoji Hamada bought a farmhouse and set up a kiln in Mashiko Town in Haga, Tochigi Prefecture, in 1930, after which he continued to make pottery there. Serizawa vividly depicted this scene where Bernard Leach is opening Hamada kiln in dyed textiles. Serizawa also included images of the climbing kiln with smoke coming out, a nagaya gate, majestic residences, and the workshop.