KOETSU & RAKU DONYU - TWO RAKU TEABOWLS - TWO COMPANIONS Exhibition Catalog 2006
KOETSU and RAKU DONYU - TWO RAKU TEABOWLS - TWO COMPANIONS.
Catalogue of an exhibition comparing and contrasting the artistry and creations of two famous Raku potters, Hon'ami Koetsu, b.1558 d.1637, and Donyu, b.1599 d.1656. The exhibition took place at the Raku Museum, Kyoto, Japan, from September 12 to November 26, 2006. The catalogue was published by the Museum to accompany the exhibition.
Catalog / Book, paper covers, 8.75x8.75 inches (22x22 cm), 142 pages. TEXT IN JAPANESE, except for the rear cover which carries an English title.
The catalog is ILLUSTRATED with 60 pages of COLOR PLATES presenting 30 examples of Koetsu and Donyu tea bowls (15 by Koetsu, 15 by Donyu). There are also six color plates of calligraphy art (likely related to Koetsu and Donyu), and a few b&w illustrations.
NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Gently read if read at all.