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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 : Pre 2000 item #1369109 (stock #1168)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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An open mouth sings in French on the side of this flattened bottle by preeminent Avant-Garde potter Yagi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakushi-mon Henko. It is 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall, 7 x 2-3/4 inches (18 x 7 cm) and is in excellent condition. Dating circa1950. For a nearly identical piece see: Crafts in Everyday Life in the 1950s and 1960s (Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, 1994)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1408610 (stock #1357)
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An elongated form in white by Suzuki Osamu, founding member of the avant-garde Sodeisha pottery group. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in excellent condition, stamped on the base. There is no box.
Suzuki Osamu was, along with Kumakura Junkichi, Hikaru Yamada and Yagi Kazuo, one of the founding members of the influential Sodeisha (Crawling Through Mud Association), a group of revolutionary post war ceramic artists whose influence remains strong today...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1970 item #1375807 (stock #1199)
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A rare set of Sake Service Vessels (Tokkuri) by important artist Yagi Kazuo stamped near the base the white slip and engraved with butterflies and a poem. Emblazoned is the verse
URAURANI
TERERU HARUBINI HIBARI AGARI
KOKORO KANASHIMO
HITORISHI OMOEBA
The lark takes flight on a spring day
Inadvertently I am taken with sadness
Left thinking alone…
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1970 item #1368606 (stock #1157)
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Balancing the scales and industrial shape by Sodeisha star Takano Moto-o enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Utsuwa (Receptacle) and dating from the height of Sodeisha influence in the 1960s. It is 12 x 15 x 12 cm (5 x 6 x 5 inches) and in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1327152 (stock #954)
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A stellar display of Hidasuki covers the sides of this voluminous Bizen vase by Yamashita Joji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 15 inches (38 cm) wide, 14 inches (37 cm) tall and in excellent condition, and retains the original exhibition label on bottom. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately. Yamashita Joji (b. Tokyo, 1947) lives in Okayama, but began his artistic career in the Vancouver Art School in Canada...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1252934 (stock #741)
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A spectacular Oni Karatsu Vase by Inoue Toya of the Kyozan Kiln enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall 6 inches (16 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Inoue Toya (1942-2013), graduated the prestigious Nihon Daigaku in 1966, having spent his student years excavating ancient Karatsu shards and researching their techniques. He apprenticed under the multifaceted potter Nushi Ensai. In 1969 he opened his own kiln...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1411113 (stock #1382)
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A spectacular ash encrusted work by the legendary Kanzaki Shiho enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Hanaire dating circa 1990. The colors are phenomenal, ranging from rich purple to green to gray and black. A heavy encrustation of goma clings to one side, making it extremely tactile. It is 9-1/2 inches (24.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1403725 (stock #1342)
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A breathtaking work by Miyake Yoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nuki-e Kinsai Sakura-mon Kaki. The unabashed use of gold on this piece is extraordinary. Quite large, it is 39 cm (15-1/2 inches) tall, 27 cm (11 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. This is a step beyond even for an artist known for his bold patterns and designs; this would make a powerful centerpiece for a collection of contemporary Japanese pottery...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1217225 (stock #659)
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Although I do not often use the term, this is a masterpiece by Iga artist Banura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Even under the glaze the texture of the clay is clearly visible, rivulets of green glass arching around the body with slashes of color over the red terracotta. It is thin walled and quite light beguiling the size. The Tsubo is 15 inches (38 cm) tall, roughly 13-1/2 inches (35 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1368832 (stock #1161)
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A very unusual architectural shape by Takauchi Shugo covered in winnowing blue salt glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shio-yu Mentori Tsubo. This artist does have a surprisingly wide range, and this piece certainly proves that. Adept at Shino, Oribe, Mashiko styles and others, he is a tough one to nail down and even more difficult to acquire, his pieces proving very popular at exhibition. This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of his masterpieces...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1402501 (stock #1332)
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Hi-iro flame color glows as if still hot among the ash on the surface of this superb closed Jar by Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Tsubo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1411190 (stock #1385)
Gold nuggets gleam on the deep lavender and black surface of this natural-formation by Inayoshi Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kurinuki Kinsai Kaki. Kinsai is literally gold color, and here the artist has embedded gold into the surface, allowing it to expand and bubble out in the heat of the firing process. The effect of this on the dark matt surface is both striking and original. Kurinuki is the technique of digging a form out of a block of clay. It is 18-1/2 inches...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1113468 (stock #465)
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Oni Shino Vase by Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The glaze tinge blends from green to yellow to red, the colors blending as the entire surface slides liquid down the sides. Super-high-firing technique allows the various ash and fledspar glazes to melt and combine into a glass surface unseen in other potters. This is a masterpiece of that style. The vase is 9-1/2 inches (24.5 cm) tall and in perfect condition.
Nahiko was not only an accomplishe...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1351913 (stock #1079)
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Metalic colors linger in wrinkled draperies on this exceptional bowl by Sasaki Zen enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1990. It is 7-1/4 inches (18.5 D) 3-1/2 (9) tall and in excellent condition.
Sasaki Zen was born in Okayama, home of Bizen-ware, in 1949, but studied under the master of Tenmoku Kimura Morikazu from 1971-1979. At the same time he attended the Kyoto Prefectural Ceramics Research facility, graduating in 1973. In 1979 he moved to Fukui prefecture, openi...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Contemporary item #1383219 (stock #1236)
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A pool of green and gold veined with black and spotted with white on a morphic form by Kobayashi Mitsugi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 x 6 inches (20 x 15 x 4 cm) and in excellent condition. Kobayashi Mitsugi, born in Aichi, graduated the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. He was awarded at the Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition) 1973 Kogeisho-Prize and 1980 Governor of Tokyo Prize as well as the Tokusen-Prize at the Nitten National...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1353458 (stock #1088)
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A large swirling form covered in fissured celadon by Minegishi Seiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The glaze is amazing to behold, the layers shattered into thousands of transparent crystallized flakes stacked upon one another. It is roughly 12 inches (31 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Born in 1952 in Saitama, Minegishi Seiko studied under various masters in Nagano, Tochigi and Ibaragi, going solo at the young age of 22. He worked in Kohiki ware initially, but moved t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1163529 (stock #536)
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An exquisite Nerikomi basin by Shiobara Yoshio enclosed in the original signed wooden box exhibited at the 9th Nihon Togeiten National Exhibition. Nerikomi is the technique of working with layers of variously colored clays. This basin measures 17 inches (43 cm) diameter, 6 inches (16 cm) tall and is in fine condition. The original exhibition tag remains on the base with a note stating it was purchased for 400,000 yen (currently about 5,000 dollars) at that time. The original exhibition catalo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1410803 (stock #1380)
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A breathtaking work in perfect green porcelain glaze by Shimada Fumio enclosed in the original sined wooden box titled Seihakuji Budo-cho mon Tsubo (Celadon Tsubo Carved with Grape Designs). It was exhibited at the Shimada Fumio Sakuto 40 Shunen ten and Gendai Kogei Fujino Ten (2014). The vase is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter, the same height, and is in excellent condition.
Shimada Fumio is undoubtedly one of the greatest artists working in porcelain in Japan today. He was born in Tochigi p...