Robert Yellin's Japanese Pottery Blog

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Friday, October 06, 2006

Living National Treasure Miura Koheiji

I had the honor of meeting Miura Koheiji a few times, what a wonderful man, so full of humanity and a respect for global cultures. I was saddened to read he passed away this Tuesday from a heart attack. The story in Japanese from the Asahi Newspaper can be viewed here:
Miura's celadon--for which he was named a LNT in 1997--was the same as the man, graceful often depicting different painted figures from his world travels. More about Miura can be read on
In Today's Japan Times--Oct.7th;


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