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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 : Contemporary item #975600 (stock #383)
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Oil Spots shine a soft, mercuric silver on the black gloss ground of this expertly formed Tenmoku Chawan by contemporary artist Shimizu Yasutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Bowl is 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. Yasutaka was born into the pottery household of future Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi in 1947...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1419987 (stock #1467)
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An organic cup with sculpted sides covered in crackled pale glaze with random windows of raw and blackened clay by Ishii Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10.5 cm (just over 4 inches) tall and in excellent condition. His original forms and unique powerful glaze application strike a chord between nature, tradition and contemporary...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1313158 (stock #883)
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An eight sided Shino Yunomi Cup by Suzuki Osamu (Kura) enclosed in the original signed wooden box decorated with triangles in red. A striking work, it is 3 inches wide, the same height (7.5 cm) and is in excellent condition. Osamu was born in Gifu prefecture in 1934, and graduated the Tajimi Technical School ceramics division in 1953. That same year he was awarded at the 6th Dento Kogeiten Traditional Crafts Exhibition...
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1333705 (stock #968)
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A set of five yunomi cups and five matching plates enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes, each uniquely decorated with cobalt designs and striking gold patterns. The cups are 4 inches (10 cm) tall, the plates 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter 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 Tokuro in 1960...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1414621 (stock #1414)
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Ethnic designs in brilliant crimson red decorate this ewer by Yoshikawa Mitsuru enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Aka-e no Binshi (Red Decorated Server). It is 15 x 12 x 15 cm (6 x 4-3/4 x 6 inches) and is in excellent condition. Together with the sake cups and sake pot, this would be a wonderful service set for two. Anyone wishing to purchase this group will receive a proper discount...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1369384 (stock #1171)
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A modernist form in white decorated with a simple zen circle by Yoshikawa Masamichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Utsuwa (vessel) and dating circa 1985. The minimalist approach is a feature of this artists work, and accentuates the aesthetic Mono-no-aware (p an awareness of impermanence)and the circle on front seems to remind us “keep it simple”. It is 11 x 16 x 18 cm (4-1/4 x 6-1/2 x 7 inches) and in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1426912 (stock #1517)
A sculpture of assembled ceramic shards by Yorigami Munemi in mottled moon colors enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Recreations, Futatsu no Hankyu Tai (Two hemispheres). It is 28 cm (11 inches) diameter, 10 cm (4 inches) tall and in fine condition.
Yorigami Munemi was born in Kyoto in 1944, but went to Tokyo to study gardening at the Tokyo University of Agriculture, graduating in 1967...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1380930 (stock #1227)
ReCreations, a sculpture of assembled ceramic shards by Yorigami Munemi in soft earth tones. It is 20.5 cm (8 inches) diameter, 28; cm (11 inches) tall and in fine condition. This piece is from a private collection of modern art and was purchased from the artist. It comes in an unsigned wooden box.
Yorigami Munemi was born in Kyoto in 1944, but went to Tokyo to study gardening at the Tokyo University of Agriculture, graduating in 1967...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #872691 (stock #312)
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A white carp floats effortlessly, ghost-like on the limpid green surface of this large receptacle covered in pale green by Yonezawa Hisashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Vase is 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) diameter, 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) tall and in fine condition and weighs five kilograms. Hisashi (b. 1931) was schooled as a painter at the Kyoto University of Art (Tech) before studying under both his own father (Yonezawa Soho) and Kusube Yaichi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1356951 (stock #1111)
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A frigid winter evening of snow and frozen grasses on the twilight gray of this exquisite vase by Yokoishi Gagyu XIII (b. 1935) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1411536 (stock #1389)
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A serving dish in the rare Utsutsukawa-yaki tradition by Yokoishi Gagyu (b. 1975) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The ovoid is covered in November shades over which has been applied in white slip a field of dried grasses blowing in the wind. It is 278 cm (10-1/2 inches) diameter and in perfect condition.
Gagyu’s first exhibited piece at the age of 30 in 1955 took the governors prize at the Nagasaki Kenten Prefectural Art Exhibition. That was the beginning of a prestigious car...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Contemporary item #1385617 (stock #1249)
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An exquisite Venetian glass vase by Yasuda Taizo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Lace pattern vase. A web of hair thin qhite is woven into the clear glass hemmed by bars of gold. It is 16.5 x 7 x 17 cm (6-1/2 x 2-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches). Yasuda Taizo was born in Hyogo prefecture in 1972. He studied Glass making at the Toyama Prefectural Glass Research Facility, graduating there in 1994, and continued working in Toyama until 1997, when he established his own studio. However it ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1296368 (stock #845)
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Enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1998. It is 16 x 10 x 12 inches (40 x 25 x 30 cm) and is in fine condition. Yanigahara Mutsuo (b.1934) was raised in Seto, and studied in Kyoto along with contemporary Morino Taimei with whom he maintained a lifelong friendship. His work is largely sculptural, and his choice of colors is his reflection on the decadence of Japanese society. A list of exhibitions and awards would be much too long but includes the Japan Ceramics Society Gold pr...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1287903 (stock #820)
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Lines of burnt straw scar the surface of this voluminous work by Yamamoto Yuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 17-1/2 inches (45 cm) tall, 9 x 10 inches (23 x 25.5 cm) at the base and in excellent condition.
Born the son of Living National Treasure Yamamoto Toshu, Yuichi was raised among the clay and kilns of Bizen, at a vital time when Bizen was devastated by the war economy, and the dramatic years of growth and research following. He began making pottery in 1959, at...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1369347 (stock #1170)
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Five Oribe plates of elongated rectangular form splashed with red by important contemporary potter Yamada Kazu and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kakuyu Oribe Choho-zara. Kakuyu-oribe is a style developed by and unique to Kazu. Each is roughly 15 inches (38 cm) long and all are in excellent condition.
Kazu was born in Tokoname city, one of Japans ancient kiln areas, into a line of potters. He would have been influenced early on by his father, Yamada Kenkichi and uncl...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1402225 (stock #972)
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Ash forms enigmatic shapes on this exquisite cocoon shaped wall vase by Yamada Jozan IV enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 cm (3 inches) diameter, 6 inches(16 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Yamada Jozan IV was born into the house of third generation Living National Treasure Yamada Minoru in 1954. He graduated the Tokoname High Ceramics Course in 1973, before entering Osaka University of art. Disappointed with the university scene he left to work under his father, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1388443 (stock #1257)
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A rare work by Sodeisha founding member Yamada Hikaru of a torn vessel engraved with enigmatic characters. It is 18 cm (7 inches) diameter, 26 cm (10 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Yamada Hikaru (1924-2001), was born into the family of layman potter and priest Yamada Tetsu, and raised in Gifu after the family home was destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake. At the age of 20 he entered the Kyoto ceramics research facility, 15 years junior to those who had inspired the great Mi...