Bizen Salt Glaze 2 tone Cup Rakuzan Fujiwara Kou 藤原康
This cup was fired in a salt kiln in Bizen, Japan.
In the final stage of firing, salt is thrown in the kiln and salt glaze is applied on the surface of the cup. The surface has very soft and elegant shine.
The color of the body is very attractive gradation of nuance blue, grey, warm reddish brown. These color is made in firing in kiln. ( Oxygen in the kiln make it warm color) The color is unexpected even for the artist.
The whole surface has very sensitive crack of glazing. It is also beauty of the salt glazing works.
The artist Fujiwara Kou is a member of Fujiwara Family in Bizen, who is famous for Bizen Rakuzan Salt Kiln.
The first generation Fujiwara Rakuzan invented the salt blue firing in 1896 Second generation Fujiwara Rakuzan (Important Intangible Cultural Property) Third generation Fujiwara Rakuzan Fujiwara Kou is 4th