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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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #665108 (stock #126)
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A Bizen bowl by Japanese Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed Shiho Kiri box. A hint of Hidasuki licks the rim, with a small but poignant blast of ash on one concentrated face. The basin is over 8 inches (21 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Jun was born the second son to the prominent Bizen family of Isezaki Yozan. With his older brother Mitsuru he studied the plastic arts under the fierce tutelage of his father. He has disp...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #663978 (stock #125)
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A globular vase covered in the trademark sansai glazes of Ningenkokuho Tokuda Yasokichi III (Masahiko) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Kutani glazes, Yasokichi, born Masahiko, has gone a step further than many National Treasures by broadening his spectrum with a new style of Kutani ware. Masahiko graduated from the Kanazawa school of arts...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #662899 (stock #123)
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An igneous Shigaraki hana-ire by the innovative young Mushin-Gama potter Kowari Tetsuya enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall, 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter at the bottom. It is in perfect condition. Tetsuya was born in Fuji-city Shizuoka in 1970, and graduated the prestigious Meiji University. He has apprenticed under a number of teachers, taking a bit from each without allowing their direction to overpower his own personal style. He works in S...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #662266 (stock #122)
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A spectacular run of liquid ash decorates this tapering Bizen vase by pottery master Kakurezaki Ryuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The shape is very natural, almost glacial in the sliding sculpted form. It is 5-1/2 by 9 by 7 inches (14 x 23 x 18 cm) and in perfect condition. It is likely that Ryuichi needs no introduction, one of the most well known of Bizen potters, he is interestingly originally not from Bizen but far off Nagasaki, which seems to have gifted him with the ab...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #662242 (stock #121)
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A brilliant Mashiko cup by Ningen Kokuho Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The glaze and design typifies the work of this Living National Treasure; a circular crest on both sides decorated with a splash of iron, the rest impressed with rope designs under cringing pale glaze. It is 3-3/4 inches (9.5 cm) diameter and 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall; in perfect condition. After serving in World War II, Tatsuzo apprenticed under world famous Mashiko Mingei potter Hamada Shoji, ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #661513 (stock #120)
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Vase by Wada Morihiro (b. 1944) enclosed in the original wooden box. The vase is 9 inches (23 cm) tall and in perfect condition, Circa 1980. Wada was born in Hyogo prefecture and apprenticed under Kyotos Tomimoto Kenkichi before moving to his current location in 1976. He has been displayed at the Nihon Togei Ten (National Ceramics Exhibition), Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Traditional Crafts Exhibition) Gold medal at the Florence International Ceramics Exhibition in 1980 as well as being di...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #661216 (stock #119)
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Enigmatic script in Doro-e raised design decorates the sides of this simple white glazed chawan by 20th centiury Master Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in a wooden box endorsed by his wife Tsune. Brief tinges of subdued red appear through he cloudy white glaze. It is 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches ((10 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Kanjiro 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 ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #661085 (stock #118)
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Here is a stunning basin by Nishioka Midori (b. 1958) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The bowl flares abruptly up from a wide flat base, geometric patterning in color, iron, resist and clouded-green. 2/3rds of the way down it transfers to a thin ashen glaze pronouncing the underlying clay. It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) diameter, 4-1/4 (11 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Midori graduated from the Kyoto University of Fine Arts, and has been featured in the Asahi Craft Exhibitio...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 1990 item #660560 (stock #117)
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Impressed rope designs under black swirls create a dynamic sense of movement on this huge charger by Ningenkokuho Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The piece is 16 inches (40 cm) diameter and 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) tall; in perfect condition. After serving in World War II, Tatsuzo apprenticed under world famous Mashiko Mingei potter Hamada Shoji, establishing his own kiln in 1954. Working with rope patterns, Tatsuzo set out to create a style unique to himself, resulti...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #660374 (stock #116)
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A huge Yakishime vessel by modern ceramicist Mihara Ken (b. 1958) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This piece has an almost haunting presence, the hada sandy and rough, you would think it could crumble in your hands, yet is fired so hot it rings like a bell when tapped. The dark grays and raw earth tones add to that sense of mystery, like something ancient discovered in a dark cave. The vase is 14-3/4 inches (37.5 cm) tall and 11-1/4 (28.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition. Ke...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #659555 (stock #115)
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A stunning silver glazed Tokkuri by artist Kozuru Gen (b. 1938) in the original signed kiri wood box. The vase is completely covered in silver or platinum glaze with sansai like yellow and green in spontaneous crystalline dabs set in extra drippings of thick silver about the circumference. Countering this strength of character is faded orange, adding a subtle suggestion inside the mouth of the bulbous Tokkuri form. The vase, which dates circa 1980, is 7 inches (18 cm) tall. Gen has operated ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #659549 (stock #112)
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A circle of raw clay dominates this Bizen Tokkuri covered in a wash of pale green natural ash glaze by Fujimori Toshi (b. 1945) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The flask is roughly 5 inches (12 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Toshi was born in Bizen in 1945, and grew up during that period when Bizen was a dying art and was one of those that stood up to bring back the tradition before all was lost. After working at the Bizen Ceramic center he apprenticed under Taihei Sei (mako...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Pre 2000 item #659545 (stock #111)
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Kuro goma clings aggressively to the surface leaving one large eye of raw clay exposed; a fine Bizen Tokkuri Sake flask by Shibaoka Masashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Masashi was born to the family of Shibaoka Kozan in 1946. He studied in Kyoto before returning to Okayama to work under his fathers tutelage. He has since been displayed at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (Japanese Traditional Crafts Exhibition) among others. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #658967 (stock #110)
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A radical Iga Koro incense burner by unconventional artist Kishimoto Kennin (b. 1934) enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box. Red clay studded with shiseki feldspathic stnone is worked into a globular form with three triangular windows, the sides fissured by deep folds in the clay. The piece is 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Possibly better known today for celadon, Kennin went through a radical period some 15 years ago working on pieces like this unusually fo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #658958 (stock #109)
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A magnificent and boldly potted Mashiko dish in the shape of a suribachi (grinding bowl) by Kawajiri Hiroshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is covered in rivulets of green glaze adding an extra dimension of texture to the vertical engravings. The piece is 15-1/2 inches (39.5 cm) diameter, 7 inches (17.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Hiroshi was born in Hokkaido in 1946, and made his pottery debut under the watchful eye of Hamada Shoji, breaking away from his teacher in ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #658955 (stock #108)
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An unusually large Tetsu-mon Vase by Ningen Kokuho Shimizu Uichi over 13 inches (33 cm) tall enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Dispersed over the pin-holed white glaze are diametrically opposed red and black iron dashes of color. A vase with huge presence. 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 his teachers style while i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #658950 (stock #106)
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A stunning white hagi glaze tinted with lavender cools on the sculpted natural from of this most expressive chawan by representative Hagi artist Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, the same height and in perfect condition. Like Ryuichi, Masano likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagis most well known names, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times. His pieces are in the collection of ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #658946 (stock #105)
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A very heavy unusual charger by modern avant-garde artist Suzuki Goro decorated with Oribe colored graffiti of traditional themes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Combs, hairpins and bamboo and ceramic pipes in orange, green and black decorate the pale sand-textured surface of the massive charger. Typical of this artist is cut from a very thick slab with an irregular edge. On back a self portrait hunches over the clay forming a large vase, the caption beside reading Nanikuso! (I w...