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    Kawai Kanjiro

    Jan.19 Robert Yellin

    Kawai Kanjiro By Robert Yellin In the wake of the great tide of industrialism in the early part of this century, something of the human touch and spirit was lost in everyday articles of use. It was with a sense of urgency that Yanagi and his lifelong companions, the potters Bernard Leach, Hamada Shoji, Tomimoto…


    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,