Kanzaki-san's "Miharu-gama (kiln)"
(Photo courtesy: HP of Tsuguharu Kanzaki)

May 08, 2005
I went to the Hanshin department store of Osaka for an adjustment of time and found this guinomi of shigaraki pottery. I found the guinomi of same toin(signature) by the net auction though I did not know the name of the artist for a long time. I confirmed to the artist by mail and, the misty of long time finally cleared up. Mr. Kanzaki said, the guinomi becomes a big size because I like sake. It has been said by surrounding persons, "Is it a yunomi(cup)?". This guinomi is a fit size for me who is big palm and likes sake.

© 1997 Yoshikazu Fujioka