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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 : Contemporary item #1374663 (stock #1190)
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Silhouettes shadow the lower half of this rough hewn vessel by the important artist Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Manyo Shino Renzan Tsubo. The sides have been torn away, leaving jagged edges, the top thick crackled white dusted with some coloring from the flames, the bottom a series of misty mountains much like the landscape in early morning surrounding the city of Toki, where the artist has been firing pottery for over 40 years. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tal...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1426776 (stock #1515)
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A peacock stands among abstract patterns, drying fish, birds and geometrics on this large dish by Ito Hokuto with Shiori and Shifuku enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yusai Iro-e Kin Gin Sai Hakkaku Zara (Silver, Gold and Colored Glaze 8-Sided Dish). It is 42 cm (16-1/2 inches) across and in excellent condition.
Ito Hokuto was born in the Nakano ward of Tokyo in 1961, and grew up in a prolific time which defined modern Japan and Japanese pop culture. He graduated the Toky...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1429881 (stock #1550)
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Red drips slide down the dark Tenmoku glaze on this small Tsutsu-chawan tea bowl by Living National Treasure Ishiguro Munemaro enclosed in a wooden box signed by his student and future Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi titled Ishiguro Munemaro Saku Tenmoku-yu Samon Chawan. It is 10 cm (4 inches) diameter, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Ishiguro Munemaro (1893-1968) was born into a wealthy family in Toyama, and spent his childhood surrounded by precious Chinese cerami...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1432324 (stock #1585)
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A most unusual tea bowl charred black on one side which emenates a golden glow on the raw earth opposite, by Bizen living national Treasure Yamamoto Toshu enclosed in the original signed double wood storage box titled Bizen Yohen Chawan (Kiln Altered Tea bowl) with silk wrapping cloth. The beauty of kiln altered works is that they are quite often entirely unique. Something unexpected that occurred inside the kiln during the firing or cooling process, that caused a deviation from the norm or ex...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1442907 (stock #1688)
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Spring cometh
I never weary of you Cherry Blossom
What Breeze does blow
That is not cause of regret…
A pistle rises from a ring of pierced holes to form the handle on the lid of this five-lobed blossom-shaped censer by Fukami Sueharu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seihakuji Koro. It is 14.5 cm (5-3/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition and comes complete with shifuku and shiori. Poignant for this season, when we look up at the ephemeral bloss...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1350190 (stock #1066)
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Dollops of clay braced with rackish designs by legendary artist Suzuki Goro, seemingly poured out into the shape of a tea pot and mug, each enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Inside the lid of the teapot the artists has created a self portrait. The Tea Pot is 21 x 15 x 19 cm (8-1/2 x 6 x 7-1/2 inches), the cup 11 x 16 x 12 cm (4-1/2 x 6 x 5 inches) and both are in excellent condition. A highly unusual couple, perfect for morning tea.
Suzuki Goro has a list of shows and prizes t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1357569 (stock #1116)
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Another Spectacular work by one of my personal favorites, and undeniably one of the currently living greats of Shino Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shino Yohen Tsubo. The piece is 14-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall, 12-1/2 x 11 inches (32.5 x 28 cm) and in excellent condition.
Shotaro (b. 1947) is one of the biggest names in contemporary Mino ceramics. He first began with a 7 year apprenticeship under his older brother Kotaro, ending when he established his o...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1440173 (stock #1663)
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An elegant basin by Fukami Sueharu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seihakuji Sanso Hachi. It is 21 cm (8-1/4 inches) diameter, 8.5 cm (3-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Fukami Sueharu is synonymous with seihakuji celadon. Born in Kyoto in 1947, he graduated the Kyoto Ceramics Research School in 1965. It was in 1981 that he was first recognized followed by grand prize at the Chunichi International Ceramics Exhibition the following year. In ’84 he would be awarde...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1354587 (stock #1091)
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A charred Ash Glazed Mizusashi water container by Kumano Kurouemon enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Glaze is crisp but grows quite liquid as it drips down the molten form. On the side in bold strokes is written "Sonomamani", or "Just as it is".
A ceramic madman, oil painter and recluse, Kuroemon is as eccentric as his pottery predicts. Born in Fukui prefecture in 1955 Kuroemon was a painter from youth, he began his studies under Fujita Jurouemon in 1976, and moved to study al...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 1980 item #1375157 (stock #1198)
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A quintessential Mashiko work by important artist Hamada Shoji enclosed in a wooden box annotated by his son Shinsaku. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) square. 7 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Hamada Shoji was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceramic arts was forever changed. One of the most influential and sought after of all Japanese Ceramic arti...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1438013 (stock #1630)
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My Australian friend nailed it when he looked at this Tsujimura Shiro tsubo and emphatically declared: Bro that is crusty as….
Shiro is known for his lopsided forms and ash encrustation, and this vessel does not disappoint. It is 18 cm (7 inches) diameter, roughly the same height and in excellent condition, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
Tsujimura Shiro was born in Nara in 1947, and began his steps into the art world as an oil painter in 1965. While living at a Buddh...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1440876 (stock #1666)
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Blades of thick autumn grass in white silhouette against the ember-red background of this thickly glazed and pin-holed Shino vase by Living National Treasure Suzuki Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Shino Hanaike. It is 25.5 cm (10 inches) tall, 12 cm (5 inches) dimeter and in excellent condition.
Suzuki 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 Dent...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1441203 (stock #1674)
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Expressive mysterious symbols float on the surface of this green glazed plate by 20th century pottery legend Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in a wooden box annotated by his wife Tsune titled Seiji Sara. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kawai 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 Design, he came to study in Kyoto, eventually establishing his own ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1394223 (stock #1291)
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Squash flowers and dilapidated leaves decorate this huge basin by Miyake Yoji bearing a label for the 1997 Nihon Togeiten on the bottom and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nuki-e Ginsai Kabocha-mon Hachi. A major work, it is 50 cm (20 inches) diameter, 14.5 cm (6 inches) deep and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Miyake Yoji was born in Shimane in 1950, He studied from 1974 under Ito Kosho, establishing himself as an i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1410845 (stock #1381)
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A beautiful combination of grays and lavenders covers the natural sculpted form in sunset color Hagi clay by legendary artisan Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Kurinuki Hanaire dating circa 2000. It is 30 x 24 x 23 cm (12 x 10 x 9 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Kaneta Masanao likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi is most well known names, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times. His pieces are...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1354487 (stock #1090)
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An iconic work in pale white by Living National Treasure Tsukamoto Kaiji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Wakaba-mon Dai-zara (Footed white porcelain dish decorated with young leaves. The execution is breathtaking, so perfectly formed it demonstrates clearly the talent for which he was named a Living National Treasure. It is 23.5 cm (9-1/2 inches) square, 5.5 cm (2 inches) tall and is in excellent condition.
Tsukamoto Kaiji (1912-1990) was fascinated with Song p...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1412517 (stock #1396)
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This burnished finish is one of the signature effects of Living National Treasure Yamamoto Toshu seen on this fluted gourd enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen-yaki Hyotan Hanaike. Here the blue-gray clay is covered in charred red mottles, like the natural patterns on a dried gourd, the smooth sangiri surface intentionally marred with occasional rough patches. A masterpiece and true evidence of the mastery of Toshu, one of the greatest artists to revive the tradition after t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1436154 (stock #1603)
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A set of ten sake cups by Takegoshi Jun depicting Umi-no-sachi (treasures of the sea) in aka-e and overglaze enamels enclosed in the original compartmentalized wooden box. Each cup is uniquely decorated with a delicacy in the raw, Shrimp, Red Snapper, blow fish et al. Each cup is 8 cm (roughly 3 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Takegoshi Jun (alternatively written Takekoshi) was born in Ishikawa prefecture, home to Kutani Yaki, the son of the third generation Takegoshi Taiza...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1438008 (stock #1629)
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A quintessential work showing the decorative aesthetic of Ichino Masahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Senmonki (Lined Vessel). The square opening, thin and delicate, reminds me of the architectural grace of Ando Tadao. This is exactly what he is known for, and if you were going to have just one piece by Ichino-san, this might be just the thing to suit the bill. It is 26 cm (10-1/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
The youngest winner ever at the 13th Na...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1432337 (stock #1586)
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A fabulous thin walled Bizen basin made for use as a fresh water container for the Japanese Tea Ceremony with black lacquered wooden lid enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Living National Treasure Yamamoto Toshu. This burnished style reminiscent of sangiri techniques is the signature work of this important Bizen artist. Here a plethora of colors vie for dominance on the ordinarily sedate brown clay. It is 22 cm diameter, 13 cm tall and in excellent condition.
For more on th...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1351325 (stock #939)
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A very unusual sculpted work in crispy Manyosai Shino glaze by Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 x 10 x 10 inches (25 x 20 x 26 cm) and in excellent condition.
Shotaro is one of Japans true genius potters, moving far beyond tradition, glaze research and firing technique, to a place of inception. He first began with a 7 year apprenticeship under his older brother Kotaro, ending when he established his own kiln in 1974. Since then his list of exhibitions ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1357443 (stock #1115)
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Stripes of vivid color define this very large pottery bowl by Watanabe Kunio enclosed in the original wooden box titled Iro-e Kin/Gin-Sai Sen Mon Hachi. It is 43 cm (17 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
The first time I saw this artists work I was blown away by the precision, skill and beauty inherent. Kunio was born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1967, graduating the top Art school in Japan, The Tokyo University of Art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1377253 (stock #1207)
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A rare sculptural basin by Kiyomizu Kyubei dating from the late 1950s signed on the base Yo. Very heavy, it is 11 x 8 x 9 inches (28 x 20 x 23.5 cm) and is in excellent condition. This came from the Rokubei family estate. No box. Early works by Kyubei are rare because, according to the catalog: Yagi Kazuo to Kiyomizu Rokubei (exhibited at the Muse Tomo in Tokyo, 2017) “he changed names several times and is said to have destroyed the works he produced in those days. Judging from the ceramic...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1388308 (stock #1048)
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A set of five yunomi by Suzuki Osamu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kao no Aru Yunomi. Each cup has a small face on one side, pale glaze covering all but that smiling fellow and the foote. Each cup is 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
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 influenc...
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1389239 (stock #1266)
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Wow! Is what comes to mind the first time you see this daring silver glazed organic Kake Hana-ire by Okumura Hiromi. The clay folds about onto itself, forming a seed-like pod, with an opening in the top and wings extending out both sides. A wire loop is affixed to the back for wall hanging. A signed and stamped wooden plackard by the artist accompanies the piece. It is 11 x 14 x 5 inches (28 x 36 x 13 cm) and is in fine condition.
Okumura was born in Kyoto in 1953, and was thus from...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1394045 (stock #1289)
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Elegant imagery in rusty orange decorates the yellow body of this small vase by important artist and Living National Treasure Tokuda Yasokichi I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall and in excellent condition. A very difficult artist to find, this is a rare opportunity.
Tokuda Yasokichi I (1873 –1956)was born into a family of textile dyers in Ishikawa prefecture, but entered the ceramics world under the tutelage of his Brother Matsumoto Sahei, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1394480 (stock #1294)
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One of the most popular artists, here is a chance to add a dish by Wada Morihiro in his signature cedar pattern enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saido Sugi Moyo Sara. It is 10-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches (26.5 x 22.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Wada Morihiro (1944-2008) was born in Hyogo prefecture and studied at the Kyoto Municipal University of Art in 1967. He would study under Tomimoto Kenkichi, Kiyomizu Rokubei, Fujimoto Masamichi (Nodo). He worked at a communal kiln ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1410508 (stock #1375)
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A signature work decorated with finger twirls of poured glaze over the pale-colored sides of this bottle form by Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Monda Kakubin dating from the 1960s. It is 4 inches (10 cm) square, 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall and in excellent condition. What appear in the photographs to be at first glance three chips in the edge are in fact crawling in the glaze, see the last close-up for details.
Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) was born in Tokyo, and ...
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1416981 (stock #1446)
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A very unusual three sided vase by Miyashita Zenji covered in pale glaze with vertical stripes of color enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Deisai Kaki and titled kizashikaze (Sprouting wind). What makes this vessel quite unique is the use of vertical design. The majority of his work employs horizontal patterns, and it was only in his last years that he began exploring vertical motifs in full, however this piece dates circa 1995 so is a very early example of this ideal. It is 37...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1430915 (stock #1566)
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A striking lidded Mizusashi fresh water jar by female porcelain legend Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kinrande Mizusashi. It is 15 cm (6 inches) diameter, 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition retaining the original shiori and shifuku.
From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts. However she was most strongly influenced by the great experimentive artist Kato Hajime (1901-1968) and his work with gold. Th...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1443149 (stock #1694)
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The organic shapes of Kakurezaki Ryuichi have always been fascinating, less formed by the potters hands and more as if they dripped from the kiln roof, solidifying in the conflagration. This vase, covered in flying ash, is a perfect example of that, it even now appears to be withering in the heat. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yohen Kaki or kiln altered vase and retains the original shifuku and shiori. The vessel is 17 x 21 x 23 cm (7 x 8 x 9 inches) and is in exc...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Contemporary item #1383254 (stock #1238)
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A drinking set covered in gold foil and Rimpa inspired florals by Kuroki Kuniaki enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tebuki Glass Shuki and named inside Kinasi Korin. There are two cups, a Tokkuri sake flask, and two chopstick holders, one saphire the other ruby. The Tokkuri pot is 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall and all is in excellent condition. Kuroki Kuniaki was born in Miyazaki prefecture in 1945. He began his career employed straight out of school by the Yamaya Glass Company in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1400297 (stock #1307)
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It is a privilege to introduce this incredible sculpture by the young female ceramicist Furui Akiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tsubomi (bud) dating from 2017. It is made up of hundreds of rolled sheafs of shaved clay covered in a white slip and fused together. The amount of work which goes into each sculpture is obvious, making her work great value.
Furui Akiko was born in Aichi prefecture in 1987. She graduated the Aichi University of Education in 2010, and had h...
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. It is 27 x 26 x 23....