Jar ca. 1988 Shimizu Uichi, (1926 - 2004) Showa era. Stoneware with iron glaze W: 8.3 cm Kyoto, Japan. His black-glazed and green-glazed pieces won numerous national and international prizes. In 1985 he received the title 'Living National Treasure.' On this massive jar, the artist trailed his fingers through the wet glaze to 'draw' on the jar's shoulder.