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Fukiwake Flower Vase (No. 5), 2003, metal casting, h. 4 3/4 x w. 23 x d. 6 in. (15 x 60 x 15 cm)

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Fukiwake Flower Vase (No. 508), 2006, metal casting, h. 7 x w. 13 1/2 x d. 5 1/2 in. (21 x 40 x 18 cm)

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Fukiwake Leaf-Shape Tray (No. 4042), 2013, metal casting, h. 4 x w. 21 1/2 x d. 9 1/4 in. (11 x 56 x 23 cm)


Fukiwake Gourd-Shape Vase, 2008, metal casting, h. 30 3/4 x dia. 8 1/2 in. (78 x 21 cm)

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Fukiwake Large Flower Vase, 2012, metal casting, h. 27 3/4 x dia. 6 in. (70 x 15 cm)

Hannya Tamotsu (b. 1941)

This celebrated metal master was born in 1941 in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture. Hannya is a 16th generation metal worker who creates art in the fukiwake casting technique, in which three different metals are individually poured into a mold within 5 seconds of each other. Due to the different melting points of the three metals, they do not blend together when combined but form a unique pattern instead. Hannya is the only known artist, along with his son, to have ever made a three-metal cast piece.

Hannya Tamotsu (b. 1941) Exhibits

Selected Exhibitions

Asia Week, New York, US
Extraordinary Kōgei Art and Contemporary Design from Toyama, Onishi Gallery, NY, US

Selected Public Collection

Tokyo National Museum of Art, Japan