Shoji Hamada’s grandson, Tomoo, redefines his family’s sensibility for the 21st century
Aug15

Shoji Hamada’s grandson, Tomoo, redefines his family’s sensibility for the 21st century

by Robert Yellin, specialist in Japanese ceramics The perks and pressures of being the son of someone famous can be enormous. In Japan, with its grand artistic traditions, this not uncommon scenario often leads to either glory, (not always deserved) a decent, yet pedestrian command of the medium (often bringing wealth and fame anyway), or worse, mere imitations of mom or dad. More times than not, unfortunately, the latter is the case...

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