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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 : Plates : Pre 2000 item #658814 (stock #102)
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Splendid Keshiki, it is difficult to describe this stunning square platter by Bizen master Kakurezaki Ryuichi (b. 1950) which comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The massive dish is torn and scraped from a single thick slab of clay. Spattered with natural ash glaze, it is a true masterpiece by this most sought after artist. The piece is 16-1/2 inches (42 cm) square and in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #658924 (stock #103)
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A prominent mimitsuki mentori vase by Kakurezaki Ryuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The tapering rectangular form has been gouged and cut, slabs torn off and odd holes sliced into the sides and top. The clay is dark and shiny, spattered with green ash. The vase is 15 inches (38 cm) tall, the base 5 x 8-1/2 inches (12.5 x 21.5 cm) and in excellent condition...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 : 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...
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...
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...
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 #665388 (stock #128)
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A mentori square vase with odd openings by American artist Donna Gilliss dating circa 1988 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A huge red moon circles over the dark charred clay. The vase is 9 inches (23 cm) tall, 4 x 5 inches (10 x 13 cm) square and in excellent condition. Like Kakurezaki Ryuichi and other Bizen greats, Donna studied under Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun in 1972, and later under Isezaki Mitsuru from 1973-1978. She opened her own kiln in 1979, and has been displ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #666154 (stock #130)
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A Kogo incense container by Shigaraki legend Sugimoto Sadamitsu enclosed in the original wooden box. A pool of crystal green shadows the lid. Cut from a single chunk of clay, it is 2-1/4 inches (6 cm) square and in perfect condition. Sadamitsu was born in Tokyo in 1935. He established his own kiln at 33, receiving the kiln name from his mentor Daitokuji priest Tachibana Oki Roshi. His Zen studies have refined the spiritual side of his work, and all of his wood fired ceramics have a quiet an...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #666160 (stock #131)
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A fantastic sculptural Bizen vase by Ajiki Hiro (b. 1948) enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1995. The vase is roughly 14 inches (35 cm) tall and very heavy, the entire piece carved and cored from a solid block of clay. Hiro is an artist versed in many of Japans ceramic traditions. He fires Shino, Oribe, Seto, Raku, Bizen and Hagi styles as well as styles all his own. His daring Bizen forms have been compared to those of Kakurezaki Ryuichi, and in fact the two often coll...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #667643 (stock #133)
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A large Ruiza O-tsubo by Okada Teru (b. 1947) enclosed in the original signed wooden box purchased at a 2001 exhibition at the Osaka Takashimaya department Store. The entire surface has been cut with swirling facets, rising from red flame to charred dark earth. The tsubo is 16-1/2 inches (42 cm) tall, 13 inches (33 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. It retains the original exhibition guide and price card (500,000 yen, roughly 4,100 dollars). Born in Maidzuru, Kyoto prefecture, Teru app...