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Name: JAPANESE EARLY TO MID 20TH CENTURY BRONZE VASE BY LNT KATORI MASAHIKO
Inventory #: YU-1
Description: Japanese early to mid 20th century bronze vase by Living National Treasure artist, KATORI MASAHIKO (1899-1988). KATORI MASAHIKO was born in Sakura City in Chiba Prefecture. His father was KATORI HOZUMA, one of the pioneer Meiji Period bronze artist. He went to the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, where he studied with another famous bronze artist, TSUDA SHINOBU. He graduated in 1925, the same year he participated in the Paris Art Deco Expo where he won bronze prize. He participated in the famous Teiten Exhibition for a number of years. After WWII he began working with the Japanese government with their program of protecting and repairing Buddhist statues and articles and he started making bells for famous temples throughout Japan. He made bells for such famous temples as Hieixan, Enraku-ji and Narita-san. He made the famous Hiroshima Peace Bell in 1967. In 1977 he was designated a Living National Treasure for his temple bells. As of 1981 he had created some 100 bells. In 1987 he became a member of the Japan Art Academy. He continued living and working in the Tokyo area until his death in 1988. In addition to bells he made art pieces such as this vase. The vase is signed MASAHIKO on the bottom edge. The vase comes with TOMOBAKO, or original artist signed wooden storage box. 9 1/4" tall by 3 3/4" in diameter at top. (rukasu)
Age: Early - Mid 20th Century
Size: 9 1/4"H by 6 3/4"Diameter
Price: Price on Request