Karl Martz, Philip Kan Gotanda, and Totaro Sakuma
at Sakuma's studio in Mashiko, Japan.
Taken during Karl's sabbatical in 1971-72.
Photographer unknown; possibly Hiroshi Seto (1941-1994).
Sakuma (1900-1976), mentored by Japanese Living National Treasure
Shoji Hamada (1894-1977), was one of the 20th century's leading Mashiko
potters in the Mingei (folk) tradition.
Some of Karl's works in the
Mashiko Mingei tradition are linked below.
Gotanda became a noted Japanese-American playwright and film maker.
He studied ceramics briefly with Sakuma in the early 1970's.
Works by Karl Martz in the Mashiko Mingei tradition: