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Ceramic Japan - Yanagi Black & White

Ceramic Japan - Yanagi Black & White

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Semiporcelain tableware designed by Japanese industiral designer Sori Yanagi

Teapot, tea cup, coffe cup, plates, bowls, creamer, sugar

Sori Yanagi was the eldest son of Soetsu Yanagi, who started the folk craft movement. He graduated from the Department of Western Painting at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1940. After the war, he began researching industrial design and won a gold medal at the 11th Milan Triennale for his exhibit, which included the “Butterfly Stool.” The “Butterfly Stool” is also in the permanent collection of MoMA (New York Museum of Modern Art). From 1977, he became director of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum, which was founded by his father. In 2002, he was honored as a Person of Cultural Merit, and until his later years he continued to design numerous items including furniture, kitchenware, and tableware.

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