The 3d generation - Dõnyu (1599 - 1656)

Born the eldest son of Jõkei. He is also known as Nonkõ, later considered the most skillful Raku potter. He introduced a new style to that achieved by the workshop founded by Chõjirõ. Especially by the application of white or transparent glazes on top of the black glaze, he introduced the decorativeness into the Chõjirõ's stylistic tradition of monochrome black that eliminated decoration. His tea bowls are larger, expressing individuality, in contrast to the massive presence of Chõjirõ's tea bowls with the individualistic expression being reduced to a minimum. Such an expression was an extremely innovative approach to the tradition established at the time of Chõjirõ.
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