Earthenware, comprising a teapot, pouring bowl and five teacups, the teapot signed Sandai Jozan (3rd generation Jozan), the pouring bowl and teacups sealed Jozan; in fitted wood storage box (tomobako) signed Sandai Jozan and sealed
10.5 cm. (418 in.) wide (the teapot)
8.7 cm. (338 in.) wide (the pouring bowl)
5.5cm. (218 in.) diam. (each cup)
16 x 18.2 x 12.9 cm. (614 x 718 x 518 in.) (the fitted wood box)

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Originally named Yamada Minoru, Yamada graduated from Tokoname Technical School, completing the Ceramic course in 1941.
He also learned ceramic making from his grandfather and father, using the artist name "Ko-Jozan" from around 1947. He won the Grand Prix at the World Exposition 1958 in Brussels and used the name Jozan III from 1961. He was identified as an Aichi Prefectural Intangible Cultural Asset in 1994 and designated a Living National Treasure in 1998.

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