Yoshihiko Yoshida - the beauty of forest and nature.
I went an excibition “Yoshihiko Yoshida - The Potter between Mashiko and Mino” at Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art* in Mashiko.
Yoshihiko Yoshida (吉田喜彦) studied with renowned Mino potter and Living National Treasure Arakawa Toyozo (1894-1985) for 13 years.
He studied painting at his hight schools days. His pottery is very soft and grace like Japanese traditional painting or "Rinpa"**.
Yoshida lived amid a forest in the hills of Toki City in Gifu Prefecture. I feel his work the beauty of forest and nature. I thought the form of his pottery is like a flower or walnut or coconut.
His potterys are not only beautiful but also good to use.
His work is excibited at Musée Guimet.
*Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art
3021 Mashiko, Mashiko-machi Haga-gun, Tochigi-ken 321-4217
*"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the early seventeenth century and has continued through modern times.