Tokyo: ADP Company/Art Design Publishing, 2016. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's white stiff paper self-wraps lettered in black, french flaps, original photo-illustrated wraparound obi band.
Monograph on contemporary Japanese ceramic bowls, cups, teapots, sake bottles, and other utsuwa, or rounded vessels. "The word seems to have an onomatopoeic quality of softness and roundness when uttered, mimicking the shapes of the objects it signifies. These gently curved forms are so delicate that they sometimes look as if they might float off the ground, and they can fill one with a sense of security and snugness, much like the sensation of being covered up in a soft blanket." Exquisitely illustrated throughout with color photographic plates; with a foreword by gallerist Tomoo Shoken, and interviews with three ceramists: Yuji Muraki, Yaku Murakami and Atsushi Ogata. Text in English and Japanese. Publisher's printed supplement of ceramist profiles laid in. Fine. Item #757