SAKUMA Kenji (1920-1985)
Mashiko artist SAKUMA Kenji was the son of SAKUMA Totaro, whose kiln became famous in 1924 when HAMADA Shoji and Benard Leach, founders of the Mingei Movement, did their early Mingei work there, before Hamada built his own kiln in Mashiko. Hamada was greatly influenced by the simplicity of Sakuma Totaro's work, and Sakuma taught him the optimal ways to use the local Mashiko clay.
In original wooden box, signed and sealed.
8" middle dia. x 12" h