“Ohi ware" originated in the early Edo period, when the 5th lord Tsunanori Maeda of the Kaga Domain, which yielded one million koku of rice annually, invited Senso (Sositsu Sen, the 4th head of the Urasenke school of tea) from Kyoto to Kanazawa as the magistrate of tea ceremony. Potter Chozaemon Haji, who was the top apprentice of the fourth Raku master Ichinyu, accompanied Senso to Kanazawa. He found clay suitable for Raku pottery around the place where Ohi-cho in Kanazawa City is located now, and started producing ceramics such as tea bowls, which were later called Ohi ware. Under the generous protection of the Kaga Domain, Ohi ware developed for 350 years. It is still appreciated as a rare tea vessel in the world of tea ceramics.
Title｜Transcend：11th Ohi Chozaemon (Toshio) solo exhibition
Dates｜August 24–September 22, 2019 (Closed on Monday)
Venue｜Whitestone Gallery Taipei