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By Appointment is best. You might get lucky just popping by, but a great deal of the month I am out visiting artists or scouring up new items, so days in the gallery are limited.
In accordance with the request of local authorities our gallery in Kyoto will be closed from April 1st until further notice.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1374899 (stock #1194)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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An incredible organic form, the delicate petals appearing to waft in some tide by Shingu Sayaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A closed bud on the side is lined with hundreds of tiny sharp needles in black. It is 6 x 5 x 4 inches (15 x 13 x 10 cm) and in excellent condition.
Shingu Sayaka was born in Osaka, the industrial and commercial heartland of central Japan, in 1979. She graduated the Osaka University of Arts in 2001, before being selected as an artist in residence ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1374705 (stock #1191)
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One of three vessels by avant garde potter Kumakura Junkichi enclosed respectively in their original signed wooden boxes. First an industrial shaped box in green measuring 7 x 5-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches. Second a bowl in namako glaze, 9 inches (23 cm) diameter. Last a Tsubo in green measuring 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches (16 x 11 x 21 cm). All are in excellent condition.
Junkichi (1920-1985) began working in ceramics in the 1940s, his works submitted to innumerable National and Internationa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1374663 (stock #1190)
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Silhouettes shadow the lower half of this rough hewn vessel by the important artist Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Manyo Shino Renzan Tsubo. The sides have been torn away, leaving jagged edges, the top thick crackled white dusted with some coloring from the flames, the bottom a series of misty mountains much like the landscape in early morning surrounding the city of Toki, where the artist has been firing pottery for over 40 years. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tal...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1373518 (stock #1188)
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A dish by preeminent avant-garde artist Yagi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Haku Ogi Kashizara dating from the 1960s. The plate is ribbed like the surface of a folding fan, thus the name. It is roughly 7 inches (17.5 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) was one of the most influential Avant Garde potters of 20th century Japan. He was born into the family of potter Yagi Isso, a noted specialist in fine Chinese and traditional Japane...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1373406 (stock #1187)
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A spectacular work by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box featuring a dark burn down one side, as if water has been pouring from the rim for centuries over the same place. The rough clay studded with inclusions and Shiseki is everything we have come to expect from this potter. The vase is 9 inches (23 cm) tall, 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Tsujimura Shiro was born in Nara in 1947, and began his steps into the art world as an oil painter....
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1373220 (stock #1186)
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A flattened square vase made to stand free or hang by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Clouds and Waves Vase. It is 8-1/2 x 6-3/4 x 1-3/4 inches (22 x 17 x 4.5 cm) and in excellent condition.
Morino Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition at a relatively young age in 1957 (a year before graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art!). In 1960 he received the prestigious Hokutosho prize at the same ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1373186 (stock #1185)
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Two beer mugs by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes. They are 6-1/4 inches (16.7 cm) tall and 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall respectively, and both are in excellent condition. These are being offered for 300 dollars each, or 500 dollars for both.
Morino Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition at a relatively young age in 1957 (a year before graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art!). In 1960 he received...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1372681 (stock #1127)
An elegant elongated form displaying in a rustic, manner the various affects of rough Iga clay by Tanimoto Kei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Hanaire. A dark shadow climbs up the side where the piece had been buried in a cloud of ash during the firing. Where it was not so protected, yellow green glaze accentuates the various textures benath. It is 21.3 cm tall, 9 cm diameter and in excellent condition.
Tanimoto Kei was born the son of Iga artist Tanimoto Kosei in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1372578 (stock #1184)
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A lidded ceramic box in olive splashed with color by Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in a custom made wooden box signed by his daughter Kawai Koha. It measures 11 x 11 x 9.2 cm (4-1/4 x 4-1/4 x 3-3/4 inches) and is in fine condition.
Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966) was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern potters. After graduating the Tokyo School of Industrial Design, he came to study in Kyoto, eventually establishing his own kiln on the Gojo-no-Saka...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1372577 (stock #1112)
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Earth tones and patterns of waves of grass and a silver moon by Teramoto Mamoru enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yakishime Zogan In. White slip is inlayed into the cloth patterned surface to create the waves, and then silver, gold and red are applied before firing. The edge is left rough, allowing the viewer to experience both visually and through touch the raw nature of the earth used to create the bowl. It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in e...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1372260 (stock #1183)
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Jagged bands of color like the climbing mountains surrounding Kyoto rise up the sides of this majestic work by Miyashita Zenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box exhibited at the 5th Kyoto Modern Ceramic Artists Exhibition in 1985. It is 14 x 17 x 37.5 cm (5-1/2 x 7 x 15 inches) and in excellent condition. It is a reasonably early work in this saidei oeuvre of the artist.
Miyashita Zenji (1939-2012) was born into the family of potter Miyashita Zenju, and graduated the Kyoto Muni...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1372173 (stock #1145)
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Precision cuts create bursting fireworks on the surface of this vase by Kitamura Junko enclosed in the orginal signed wooden box titled Hanaire. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Kitamura Junko learned under the tutelage of Suzuki Osamu and Kondo Yutaka of the influential Sodeisha. Like Mashiko artist Shimaoka Tatsuzo, her work is influenced by Jomon pottery, however her approach is very different. After impressing patterns into the clay with bamboo and firing once wi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1372170 (stock #1182)
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A large tsubo in gold and white slip by Miyashita Hideko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Haku-a Kaki Rin to Shite Yo. The title speaks of standing up alone, and the artist told me it was a piece she created when she came to terms with the grief of her husband passing away and had decided to make a fresh go of life. The form was influenced by ancient Chinese maternal sculptures, thus the forward, broad stance. An image of one of the sculptures can be seen on a ticket stub fro...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1372137 (stock #1119)
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A set of two sake cups and a tokkuri by legendary Shino artist Ando Hidetake enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Vertical lines of iron rise up the rough sandy clay seen through the misty drifts of thick molten feldspar. A superb example of the traditional Shino aesthetic. The bottle is 6 inches (16 cm) tall and all are in excellent condition
Ando Hidetake was born third generation into a Mino pottery family in Gifu prefecture in 1938. He began an apprenticeship under Kato Toku...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1371977 (stock #1180)
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An open Tsubo by Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kaki-yu Nuki-e Kabin. Flashes of pale earth reveal themselves beneath the rich red Kaki glaze. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in fine condition, a quintessential work by this important artist.
Hamada Shoji was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1371896 (stock #1179)
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Exquisite colors pool and drip on this oil spot glazed vase by Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kamahen Tenmoku-yu Kabin dating circa 1970. It is 22.3 cm (9 inches) tall, 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was born in Kyoto the son of a ceramic dealer. Discarding the family business he apprenticed in plastic arts under Ishiguro Munemaro. His work retains some principal elements of...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1369626 (stock #1174)
A small celadon box by in the shape of an elephane by Akiyama Yo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Zo Kogo. Kogo are used to carry Shaped Incense. It is 2 x 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches (6 x 5 x 6.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Akiyama Yo was born in Yamaguchi, home of Hagi pottery) in 1953, but went to Kyoto to study at the Kyoto Municipal University of Arts in 1976. He has an impressive list of exhibitions both domestic and abroad. He was recipient of the prestigious JCS...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1369542 (stock #1173)
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Gold shatters like a broken mirror on the body of this superb porcelain incense burner by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yuri Kinsai Koro. The pattern is created by applying gold foil to the surface before firing, and called in Japanese Kinsai. Gaps in the application create designs like broken ice. This piece is 9 cm (3 inches) diameter, 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) tall and is in excellent condition. For an identical piece see the book Koro Meihinten (Jap. 1984) image...