Heritage and future vision
The Miraku Masters
Miraku Kamei XV
Perfecting Enshu Takatori,
reviving the art of
His forte is making tea caddies, the most prestigious of tea utensils. Applying his brilliant technique, he is capable of perfectly re-creating the three great katatsuki (“shouldered”) tea caddy masterpieces—“Hatsuhana,” “Narashiba,” and “Nitta.”
Miraku Kamei XV aspires to create works of timeless beauty that can still be appreciated hundreds of years from now. Here we present his creative philosophy along with some of his representative art works.
Hisaaki Kamei (XVI)
A pioneering spirit
who studies the classics as
a stepping stone to evolution.
Hisaaki utilizes new glazes such as kyokkoyu (“aurora glaze”) and saiyu (“multicolor glaze”), created based on the seven classic glazes of Takatori, to produce his own highly individual works grounded in what he has learned from his predecessors. His tea ceramic creations, which pour forth from a fierce spirit of inquiry and a unique sensibility, are manifestations of his determination to “study the past to learn new things.”
Miraku Kamei XIV
His style, which tended to the kind of
orderly forms favored by Enshu,
exudes an air of relaxation and serenity.
Miraku Kamei XIII
His works are characterized by an elegance
lacking the slightest hint of artificiality,
as if they were cut directly from nature,
and a style of tenderness and tranquility.