Ohi tea bowl (yohen)

Ohi tea bowl (yohen)

Chozaemon (Toshio) Ohi XI
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Item Number:c13357
H9.2xW13.2
H3 3/4xW5 1/4in

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Chozaemon (Toshio) Ohi XI
An 11th generation descendant of the Ôhi family of potters known for a type of Raku ware. Ôhi works in a very traditional style by nature of the 350-year cultural legacy. He transcends the physical and cultural boundaries of Kôgei by promoting its discourse beyond japan through his activity with university ceramic programs around the world.


1958 Born as the eldest son of the 10th Ohi Chozaemon
1984 M.F.A. Boston University, Program in Artisanary ( Boston, Massachusetts, USA )
2013 Nomination Exhibiiton 2013 Korea Contemporary Ceramics Biennale IcheonCeramic Museum ( Icheon, Korea )

Honorary guest professor, Kanazawa University ( Japan )
Visiting associate professor of Tainan National College of the Arts ( Taiwan )
Visiting associate professor of Rochester Institute of Technology ( USA )
Instructor at Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Kanazawa Utatsuyama City Crafts School

2011 Received Special Award of the 1 st International Kaolin Ceramic Competition, China ( Jiangxi, Jingdezhen City, China )



"Ohi Yaki" originated in 1666 in a village in Ishikawa Prefecture and was developed for use in the tea ceremony.

Made of soft clay and fired at low temperatures, Ohi pieces are prized for their beautiful shapes and luster.

The Ohi method is to form the shape by hand, curving off excess bits with a spatula without using a wheel.

At the firing stage, the piece is glazed and put into the kiln. Then the temperature is increased sharply within

a short time, and the piece is taken out while the glaze is melting to cool down rapidly. This method requires

sudden temperature changes, so finding good clay soil is important. The first Chozaemon found the most

suitable soil in Ohi Village which is a suburb of Kanazawa. The name Ohi came from the name of the place.

Since then, this method has been handed down from generation to generation as Ohi Yaki. Most Ohi Yaki is

tea utensils among which tea bowls are most abundant. Its distinctive glaze contrasts beautifully with the powdered
green tea used in tea ceremony.