What a delight to drink from - hundreds of years ago Gibon Osho invented abstract art!
Moritoshi Tokuzawa, born 1943 in Kyoto. "After finishing school, Tokuzawa Moritoshi became a live-in apprentice to potter Nakazato Taroemon (Muan) XII, a Living National Treasure. He also visited ancient kiln sites in the company of Nakazato, who was engaged in reviving Kogaratsu; researched clay; and studied pottery fragments for technical and design inspiration. In Tokuzawa's own words his apprenticeship consisted of days spent "exploring ancient kilns and immersing myself in Karatsu both physically and mentally in a bid to find original expressions." (https://livingculture.lixil.com).
This design represents the most famous painting of the Buddhist Monk Sengai Gibon. "One of his most notable paintings depicts a circle, a square and a triangle. Sengai left the painting without a title or inscription, save for his signature. The painting is often called "Maru-Sankaku-Shikaku", written as "〇△□", or "The Universe" when referred to in English." (Wikipedia)
Working in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, Japan
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