Mino-yaki Oribe Tea Bowl (Matcha Chawan) with painting of Dragon for 2024, The Year of the Dragon, by Mino potter Yutaka Hatsumi. The dragon is painted in the style Itou Jyakuchuu (1716-1800), one of the most famous Japanese painters of the Edo Period. The dragon's head and front half of the body descend down the front of the bowl, while the back half decorates the back of the bowl. The sides and interior of the bowl are glazed in greenish-back color between the standard green Oribe and the pure black Kuro Oribe. H. 3.25"(8.125cm) X Dia. 4.5"(11.5cm), weight 210 grams. Potter's signature carved inside the bowl's foot ring.
Yutaka Hatsumi (Hatsumi Yutaka in Japanese style of family name first) was born in Yokohama in 1950 (Showa 25). He studied at the Mino Ceramic Design Institute and also trained at potteries in Kyoto. He established his own kiln in Mino, Gifu Prefecture, where he is known for pottery in the Oribe style, such as this Dragon Bowl.