Yunomi è un bellissimo libro che documenta una collezione di più di 500 pezzi.
Una yunomi è una tazza, solitamente in ceramica, più alta che larga e con un piedino. La yunomi, diversamente dalla più formale tazza chawan usata nella cerimonia del te, è una per cosumo del tè quotidiano.
Ogni pezzo è differenta e porta in se lo spirito del suo creatore, sul sito potete trovare informazioni sui ceramisti che fanno parte della collezione, ecco alcuni nomi:
Shoji Hamada, Kanjiro Kawai, Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Peter Voulkos, Toshiko Takaezu, Ken Ferguson, Warren MacKenzie, Randy Johnston, Ken Price, Akio Takamori, Laura Andreson, Gertrud and Otto Natzler, John Ward, Ian Godfrey, Shiro Otani, Kakurezaki Ryuichi, John Glick, Karen Karnes and Beatrice Wood
A beautiful book that documents a collection with over 500 pieces.
Introduction by Warren MacKenzie and Jeffrey Spahn.
A yunomi (Japanese: 湯のみ) is a form of teacup, typically made from a ceramic material, being taller than wide, with a trimmed or turned foot. Unlike the more formal chawan tea bowl which is used during the Japanese tea ceremony, the yunomi is made for daily (or informal) tea drinking.
"The connection between ceramics and tea-drinking has a rich, evolved culture. The qualities of handmade ceramic vessels have much in common with the virtues revered by the Japanese tea ceremony, or chanoyu, which developed into an art form after the ninth century when tea was introduced to Japan from China. Much like the ceramics it used, the simple act of tea drinking became symbolic in Japan of an appreciation of nature, simplicity and imperfection, and later a high art advocating harmony and balance.Tea bowls are never perfectly round, for they must fit the hands comfortably. A chawan is like a person. It has its own character and given time its own stories to tell, if one would listen. Most of its spirit comes directly from its maker, therefore looking at the creation one can get a sense of what kind of person the creator is, even without having met her or him."
The beautiful collection is made of very diverse pieces, each one trying to reflects each potter's style.
Artists include Shoji Hamada, Kanjiro Kawai, Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Peter Voulkos, Toshiko Takaezu, Ken Ferguson, Warren MacKenzie, Randy Johnston, Ken Price, Akio Takamori, Laura Andreson, Gertrud and Otto Natzler, John Ward, Ian Godfrey, Shiro Otani, Kakurezaki Ryuichi, John Glick, Karen Karnes and Beatrice Wood. Includes works by all ceramic Living National Treasures of Japan.http://www.myteabowls.com/