Unglazed dish

Artist: Kamoda Shoji (1933-1983)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1965
Stoneware with traces of natural ash glaze
Diam: 37 cm (14 9/16 in)
Japan, Tochigi prefecture, Mashiko
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Hauge collection, Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware, unglazed

From 1966 to 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 2010
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2010


[1] Object file. Purchased by the Hauges from The 1st Japan Art Festival (1966, New York, Pittsburgh, and West Coast)

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge (1919-2013, 1923-2015)


Kamoda Shoji (1933–1983, Mashiko, Tochigi prefecture) trained in Kyoto but sought independence in Mashiko. As the result of his meteoric career and early death, few of his works have been acquired outside Japan. These two dishes (S2010.31-32) were exhibited in the 1966 1st Japan Arts Festival, from which the Hauges purchased them. The unglazed surface and the austere ash glaze reveal Kamoda’s attraction to early medieval ceramics at that early phase of his career. Unlike the lush throwing of “Momoyama revival” artists, the disciplined clarity of the subtly simple form has more in common with European potters such as Lucie Rie and Hans Coper.

Published References
  • First Japan Art Festival. Tokyo. p. 70.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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