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How to feed your eyes

Some people say that they are not confident in their eyes, but unfortunately this is only an experience point.


But you don't have to give up.

It takes some study, but there are ways to develop your eyes.
If you narrow down the points, it's not so difficult.

 The reason is that things called masterpieces and things made by humans called masters are masterpieces and masters because no one can do the same thing.

Not only pottery, but also letters, pictures, crafts, and other things created by human hands always show the humanity of the creator and the habits of the creator. If you are making an art forgery (gansaku = fake) or imitating it, you will end up with a vulgar and sneaky thing that you are not confident about.
Then, how can we actually "nurture our eyes" is limited to "seeing only the real thing (good things)".

Rather, there is nothing else.
Then, it is important to hold down the points to see. Everything has a "view" rather than "I think it's somehow good" without any knowledge.

There is a person named "Hon'ami Koetsu" who is a historical general artist who was active from Momoyama to the early Edo period and is famous for calligraphy and pottery. According to Koetsu's famous story, his main business was sharpening swords and appraising swords, but when asked why he could distinguish between genuine and forgery, Koetsu said, "I only see the real thing." I'm answering.

The "Kitaoji Rosanjin" was devastated by the Great Kanto Earthquake, and the antique tableware for serving dishes at the "Gourmet Club" that was running at that time was no longer available. Is starting. This was a hit and gained popularity, but even after that, he continued to collect masterpieces as materials for making pottery, and he was cultivating his eyes.

And Mr. Morihiro Hosokawa, who served as the 79th Prime Minister, has been active as a potter only a few years after he retired from politics, but says, "I only make good things." No, I'm making amazingly good things. Speaking of Hosokawa, he is the descendant of the tea master "Hosokawa Fujitaka" and "Tadaoki Hosokawa (Sansai)" who is one of the seven Rikyus, and is the 18th head of the Higo Hosokawa family. As a matter of course, the Hosokawa clan's heirloom masterpieces and bowls may have been brought up close from an early age, which is discerning.

本阿弥光悦「不二山」 北大路魯山人「織部扇鉢」 細川護煕「井戸盃」

Hon'ami Koetsu "Fujiyama"

Rosanjin Kitaoji "Oribe fan bowl"

Morihiro Hosokawa "Well Cup"

However, we are just a hobby. He is neither an appraiser nor a potter, he is a drinker who loves to drink. You don't have to do anything exaggerated, and you don't have to conquer all genres.

According to your taste, you can limit the production area, the glaze and the burnt color, and more specifically, the writers, and the highlights (especially the hills are good). Then, in a month, you will be able to tell whether this work is the writer or not.
All that remains is to increase or not increase the number.

If possible, the place to study is not an antique shop, but a specialty store or a department store's art gallery or art floor.
In fact, antique shops are all about the ability of the shopkeeper, so there are many cases where the shopkeeper is extremely ignorant of things other than his specialty and areas of specialty, and forgery and bad works may be mixed. Also, antique stores do not have only masterpieces.
For the same reason, department stores prefer art galleries to tableware counters. Art is better because it is a study to nourish the eyes. Recently, the main product of art galleries is often "Gui-drink", so it is two birds with one stone.
You don't have to buy it all at once, so it's best to take a closer look and study. After that, by actually purchasing what you like and comparing them, you will be able to understand the differences that you could not understand just by looking at them. It is better to go to an antique shop after you have confidence in your eyesight.
If you train little by little like this, you can nourish your eyes.

"Shuten" by Rokuro Nakamura
中村六郎 陶印
Shuten Yamamoto "Shuten" hill
山本陶秀 陶印
Kaneshige Toyo's "Shuten" hill
金重陶陽 陶印