Our first introduction to Daisuke’s pots was through Daisaku Nomoto (野元大作). A small 7cm pot that is exquisitely made with a beautiful pattern.

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

Some of his pots remind us of Tsukinowa Yusen (月之輪湧泉) in both form and paintings.  Daisuke’s paintings are not as refined as Yusen to us but they are still quite beautiful. Let’s take a look at a few of his pots.

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

This pot has a very heavy feeling and especially so with the strong green and black stripe lines.  The painting is quite detailed and lovely in form.

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

This is one of his artist marks.  It is always interesting to us how many marks the potters use. It would be quite informative to understand how they make the decision to use each one.  For our pot above, here is the artist mark:

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

Without knowing this was his mark one can tell little obvious similarity between the two.

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

We really like this pot.  It has a much lighter feeling and the painting is of the same quality as the pot above it.  Notice the addition of the red accents on the feet. To us this fits with the overall design of the pot.

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

We see a third artist mark that uses the mark from the first part.  Perhaps if someone can translate what these marks are saying we can share it with the other readers.

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

This is a smaller pot with similar cloud feet to the pot above. The interesting thing about this pot to us is the various use of color on it’s sides.  This scene we have seen depicted on other pots (Yusen) and especially with the feature of the birds flying in “v” formation.

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

Notice how we have changed seasons and now we see a winter scene.  Perhaps the scene above is fall with the ducks/geese beginning migration.  A number of visual queues in these paintings.

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

Daisuke Sano (大輔佐野)

We will take this scene as summer with the trees fully leafed and someone enjoying an afternoon cruise!

Well if this is your first time to see Daisuke’s pots we hoped you enjoyed them and if you know this potter well hopefully you will have not seen these particular ones before.

Some new Yusen pots tomorrow, or the day after.

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