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Kaneshige Tôyô

Japanese, (1896–1967)
Kaneshige Tôyô (金重 陶陽) was a potter in Imbe, Japan. He helped to establish the Japan Kōgei Association in 1955, and was deemed a living national treasure in 1956 for his work in the Bizen style ceramics. He was a member of what is known as the "Momoyama revival movement" of the 1930s and is credited with having rediscovered the techniques used to produce the wabi teawares of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.

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