Two bowls by the son of the 7th generation potter of the Koubei kiln in Tajimi, Japan. Of all the oribe pottery we saw in town, this was by far the most beautiful. Many potters try to employ more contemporary motifs and graphic styles on oribe ware. Personally I find the traditional ones still work best. Something about the fluidity of the hand-strokes and spontaneity in the application of the copper glaze makes this pair of bowls a bit special.
The bowls are beautiful and precious. My only criticisms is they are very thin and look fragile. Thin earthenware makes me nervous. Potters often say that pots need to look, not just be, durable. I agree and so I use the bowls but keep them in a box, which I don't like to do. All our other pottery is in the kitchen cupboard.