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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 : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1056355 (stock #409)
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A boxed set of three bowls titled Sanyu-chawan (The Three Friends), each enclosed in their original signed wooden boxes wrapped in signed shifuku by Nakazato Shigetoshi (E-karatsu), Yamato Yasuo (Hagi) and Hayashi Kotaro (Shino). Each is a masterpiece by the brightest stars of their generation, Kotaro, the light of Shino, Shigetoshi, who worked tirelessly to revive ancient Karatsu traditions, and Yasuo, who almost single-handedly brought Hagi into the modern era...
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 : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1314174 (stock #887)
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Rich rivulets of stunning green crystallize on the surface of this tokkuri sake-bottle by important Mino artist Hayashi Kotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The bottle is roughly 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Kotaro was born in Gifu prefecture, and graduated the prefectural ceramic facility...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1401002 (stock #1317)
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A Pottery box by pioneering female artist Tsuboi Asuka made as a flowing roll of golden brocade inspired by traditional textiles enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 19 x 15 x 17 cm (7-1/2 x 6 x 6-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Tsuboi Asuka was born in Osaka in 1932, but the family moved to Tokyo when she was 12...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1403845 (stock #1343)
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A Pottery pouch covered in polka-dot silver glaze inspired by traditional textiles by pioneering female artist Tsuboi Asuka threaded with genuine silver couched chord and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) tall and is in excellent condition.
Tsuboi Asuka was born in Osaka in 1932, but the family moved to Tokyo when she was 12...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1409174 (stock #1361)
A book for the blind written in braille soaked in clay and burnt into a fluffy mass by Nishimura Yohei enclosed in a Perspex case and made to be hung on the wall. The fragile cover has been partially torn away, revealing the inside like some secret treasure of hidden knowledge...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1282057 (stock #809)
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A silver mist box with glass lid by Kondo Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 4-1/2 x 3 x 4-1/2 inches (11.5 x 7 x 11.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Takahiro (b. 1958) was born the grandson of Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo. However he graduated Hosei University not with a degree in sculpture or crafts, but in Literature...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1056218 (stock #408)
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A fine ceramic box dating from the 1940s by pre-eminent 20th century ceramicist Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in a kiri-box annotated by Kawai Koha of the Kawai Kanjiro Kinenkan Museum. It is covered in a pale green glaze with his unmistakable swirling patterns on the lid and sides. The vessel is (roughly) 5.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm (2-1/4 x 3 x 2-1/4 inches).
No ceramic artist of the Showa approached Kanjiro Kawai (1890-1966) for creativity and artisanship...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1335412 (stock #979)
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A fine Hai-yu ash glazed vase by Living National Treasure Tamura Koichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition. Tamura Koichi (1918-1987) graduated from the Tokyo University of Fine arts Where he later taught), and took up an apprenticeship under (later) Living National Treasure Tomimoto Kenkichi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1310886 (stock #873)
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A fine example of Chosen Karatsu by important artist Nishioka Koju enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Nishioka Koju (1918-2006) was born in Saga prefecture, and after participating in kiln research began working in Karatsu style ceramics around 1950 in a kiln he built that was named by Koyama Fujio. To this kiln came Fujiwara Kei and Arakawa Toyozo, the latter from whom he received the name Koju...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1063377 (stock #424)
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A dark charred Chosen Karatsu kamahen Mimitsuku Mizusashi by Nishioka Koju (b. 1918) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. All is deeply coated in thick burnt ash. Red shows through rivulets of dark olive burnt to the side of the body. The raw clay is visible through the thick ash drips on one side. It has a custom black lacquered wooden lid and is in fine condition but for the handle on the lid, which was broken and repaired...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1421253 (stock #1472)
A specter of black haunts the pure form of this superb vessel by Kondo Yutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Suminagashi Kabin (Vase with poured ink pattern). This alone in the alcove, with the morning light filtering throgh the paper doors across the surface, stops me in my tracks. It is 27 cm (10-3/4 inches) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition. This is in the style of work he was producing in the mid to late '60s, when he was granted the most import...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1322410 (stock #940)
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What a way to start the day, having your coffee or tea in a cup by a Japanese Living National Treasure. This is a Mashiko mug with Jomon Rope impressions and aka-e designs by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent 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, Tatsu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1199337 (stock #631)
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A tower of geometric in silver and red by Kawano Eichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The pebble textured surface and straight lines of the side are juxtaposed by the irregular and angular patterns of silver, like the outline of stones leading to a temple cast in shadow across the sides. The vase is 13 inches (33.5 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) square and in fine condition.
Eichi was born in Osaka, 1943, and was raised in the post-war era of huge change. He studied in the p...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1267004 (stock #628)
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The feldspar covering this unusual torn and ragged form by Hayashi Shotaro is dominated by fire-colored red. It is quite an amazing thing to behold. The body is hollowed out from a solid block of clay, the sides cut away into an abstract star shape which has then been gouged, scraped and torn, then capped by a delicate umbrella of red-orange. It is 8 inches (19 cm) diameter, 7 inches (17 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Shotaro is one of Japans true genius potters, moving far beyon...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1147571 (stock #286)
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A striking Bizen Chawan of mixed clay by young artist Yokoyama Naoki enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The mixed earth is pulled and twisted out of shape; one can sense the plasticity with your eyes. The stretched earth is burnt red where it has been licked by flame, yet remains pale from the shadows of the kiln. The bowl is just less than 5 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Naoki has been displayed at the Chanoyu Zokei Ten at the Tana...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1186394 (stock #G601)
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A large mizusashi extolling thevirtues of True Momoyama Bizen by Abe Anjin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The iron like quality of the work comes from the temperature at which Anjin fires, 200 degrees higher than most Bizen potters. Scars and interconnecting symbols harken back to the days of group firing and kiln marks. The piece is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 7 inches (18 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Very rare!
Born in Osaka in 1938, the mysterious recluse be...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #977800 (stock #385)
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A large slab of clay has been bent, torn pinched, and wrent into an abstract dish by Contemporary artist Kakurezaki Ryuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The dish is 57 by 26 cm (22-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. There are some minor dings and dents to the wooden box lid. 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...