Keiichi Tanaka Collection

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Shinbashi Tall Vase | Japanese Modern Ceramics
Tanaka holds a deep appreciation for the textures found in ancient ceramics. His white-glazed pieces are consciously reminiscent of the soft and smooth textures of faience, a type of ceramic popular in Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries. In contrast, his blue-glazed pieces echo the vibrant blue hues prevalent in ancient Egyptian and Turkish pottery. Always mindful of practicality, Tanaka – an enthusiast of cooking himself – crafts his pieces with consideration of how they will complement dishes and the overall presentation of meals.