Artist: Kawamoto Goro (1919-1986)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, ca. 1961-1962
Stoneware with pigments
H x Diam: 7.2 x 24 cm (2 13/16 x 9 7/16 in)
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Serving bowl (hachi)

Hauge collection, Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware

From 1962 to 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 2010
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2010


[1] Curatorial notes: Purchased from the artist by Taka Hauge in 1962. (The last date on the artist's name card enclosed with the piece is 1960.)

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919-2013, 1923-2015)


Kawamoto Goro (1919–1986, Seto, Aichi Prefecture) viewed the potter's wheel as a tool invented in order to make large numbers of wares; concluding that work done on the wheel was determined not by the potter's independent idea but by the wheel’s potential,  he went back to hand-building to be able to play with ideas. This bowl arose from the challenge of shaping a vessel from a single ball of clay. The decoration, perhaps inspired by the stenciled designs on cave walls in southwest France, gives a focal point to the form and also reveals Kawamoto’s broad interests in art.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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