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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 : Contemporary item #1440250 (stock #1664)
Stretching the limitations on what constitutes a chawan, a very unusual form of overlapping bubbles in snow white porcelain by Yatsugi Miho enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Chawan Hitoawa (A Bubble). It is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, from the artist this past autumn.
Yatsugi Miho was born in Tokyo in 1973, and initially graduated advanced studies at the Tokyo National University of Agriculture and Technology in 1998. In 2018 she completed...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1444144 (stock #1717)
Rust covers the dilapidated pump form of this unusual sake server (shuchu) by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes titled simply Shuchu. Ash mingles with the feldspar punctuated raw clay and iron on the surface, the top burst open like some old rusted can, the handle bent and tired. It would also make a great vase at 14.5 x 10 x 15 cm (5-3/4 x 4 x 6 inches) and is in excellent condition, from the artist this spring, the only one like this I have ever seen him make. ...
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1444000 (stock #1713)
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Gold flecks twinkle like stars in the night sky inside this free form dry lacquer sake cup by female lacquer artist Arai Etsuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is made of multiple layers of cloth, paper and lacquer with the final layer dusted with mother of pearl and gold flakes, polished down to a dull sheen. It is the cup 7 cm (2-1/2 inches) diameter, new from the artist in perfect condition.
Arai Etsuko (born in Kanagawa in 1980) apprenticed under Hiroshi Okada after ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1439090 (stock #1653)
A Tea Pot by Hattori Tatsuya enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Pot. It is 15 x 11 x 10 cm (6 x 4-1/4 x 4 inches) and in excellent condition, from the artist late last year. He is a master of silver/platinum/titanium glazes, and his forms, especially his tea pots, are very popular and generally sell out quickly, we are lucky to be able to offer one.
Hattori Tatsuya was born in Tajimi, home of Shino and Oribe wares, in 1978 and was raised in the vibrant pottery scen...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443874 (stock #1523)
Platinum thorns erupt from the brilliant smooth orange body of this Guinomi by Masatomo Toi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. When I asked the artist about his concept, he explained the clay body is the individual formed by self-image, societal pressure, ego, all the things which constrict our actions and channel our emotions. The thorns are the true inner self bursting out of the surface, irrepressible, they pierce the shell and shine like the sun. Though the visible surface may b...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1443955 (stock #1708)
Iridescent flames lick up the six pitted black glaze while finger marks give a view of the blackened clay which forms this amazing black Raku Sake Cup by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Raku Yaki Yohen Guinomi. Opposite silver and red blend in a smokey cosmos on the moon-cratered surface. It is 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) across, the same height and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter.
Hashimoto Tomonari was born the son of a sculptor ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1444107 (stock #1715)
A hefty black lacquer infused guinomi by Kodai Ujiie covered in this Ki-seto glaze with flashes of thick white peeling off the surface enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kiseto Shikoku Guinomi. It is a pleasure to hold, the texture a tactile sensation. The slightly oblong vessel is roughly 9 cm (3-1/2 to 4 inches) diameter, 7.5 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition, from the artist this spring.
Kodai Ujiie was born in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture in 1990, and graduat...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1443495 (stock #1706)
Iridescent red shimmers like coals deep in the flames inside this black Raku Sake Cup of flaring form by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Raku Yaki Yohen Guinomi. Outside metallics blend with the pitted black glaze and smokey reds, making it a pleasure to both see and hold. It is 7.5 cm (3 inches) diameter, 4.5 cm (2 inches) tall and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter.
Hashimoto Tomonari was born the son of a sculptor and has f...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1443496 (stock #1707)
A hint of silver glimmers on the rim of this White Raku Sake Cup by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shiro Raku Guinomi. This silver effect is uncontrollable, and only comes out ona few of his white raku pieces. Below the fire blackened clay sets off the white like winter snow receding from the garden stones. It is 7.5 cm (3 inches) diameter, 4.5 cm (2 inches) tall and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter.
Hashimoto Tomonari wa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1438825 (stock #1651)
Just as the coldest depths of winter are reached, after the chrysanthemum has given up and before the red or white plum is even consideration, the Ro-bai (yellow plum) is the first to step up and say the cold will not last forever, opening its dusty yellow blossoms to the harsh winter sky. This dainty looking five lobed sake cup embodies that spirit, appearing frail, but built of sturdy Seto clay with thick, hardy petals. It is by Tokugawa Hiroshi and comes enclosed in the original signed woode...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1388754 (stock #1261)
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An otherworldly form from the age of Sputnick by important artist Morino Taimei exhibited at the 1959 Nitten National Art Exhibition and published in the Nittenshi (vol. 22). It is signed in romanized characters H. Morino (His given name is Hiroaki). It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) tall, 15 inches (38 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Morino Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition at a relatively young age in 1957 (a year befor...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1400891 (stock #1315)
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An exceptional work by Kondo Takahiro, three sided decorated with concentric squares triangles and circles in rushing fields of blue wrpped in a yellow cloth pouch and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Jikku tsubo. It is 59 cm (2 feet) tall and in excellent condition enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Created in 1994 it was exhibited at Takashimaya Department Store Gallery that same year in the exhibition "Blue Time 1200". It is also published in the book Kondo Takahi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1401000 (stock #1316)
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Jigen Tobako Ceramic Box decorated with a combination of his Time and Space themes with silver Mist exhibited at Takashimaya Department store in 1997 wrapped in a specially fitted silk bag with the Takashimaya pamphlet and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 x 6 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches (22.5 x 16 x 18.5 cm) and in excellent condition. The time of this production marks a turning point in his production we see a combination hear of the time and space theme which dominated his work in ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1418288 (stock #1452)
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A large open vessel decorated with squirrels in kaki-otoshi style by Shinkai Kanzan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 36 cm tall, 27 cm diameter and in excellent condition. Due to size this will require special shipping consideration.
Shinkai Kanzan was born the grandson of Seifu Yohei III in 1912 and was raised from a baby in the confines of the Gojo-zaka ceramic district of Kyoto, inducted daily into the realm of pottery by his father and grandfather. He graduated the K...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1432245 (stock #1585)
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A petaled vase in snow s\white porcelain with silver blossoming from the rim by Itaya Narumi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, from the artist this year. Itaya Narumi was born in Gifu in 1991, and graduated the Toki City Ceramics Research Facility in 2015. She has participated in several exhibitions since, with an emphasis on natural forms and tactile senses.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1424726 (stock #1501)
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I have seen a lot of work over the last quarter century by Kawai Kanjiro, and among it all, this is an absolute stunner. 'Museum quality' as a quote gets thrown around a lot, but I do not use it lightly. The form, the clarity of the white, the crispness of the lines of color and his obvious deft touch. It ranks among the top ten percent I have seen by this important artist without a doubt. The vessel is 19 x 12.5 x 16.5 cm (7-1/2 x 5 x 6-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition, enclosed in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1393159 (stock #1279)
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The elegance of these works by Fukami has created a stir in the collecting world which has not abated over the last 25 years. Offered here a rare wing (or blade as some describe them) object by world renowned Fukami Sueharu dating circa 2006 enclosed in the original wooden box titled “Tenku”, signed and stamped by the artist. It is mounted on a wooden base, and comes with an artist designed metal stand (all fit in the box). The sculpture is 13 inches (33 cm) long and is in perfect conditi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1429552 (stock #1546)
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Five Sake Cups by the ;legendary Okabe Mineo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seto-Te Hai. The cups hav a very intimate feel, tiny, just enough room for a shot, each in a different style of Mino ware: Shino, E- Shino, Ki-Seto, Nezumi Shino, and Ao-Oribe. Each cup is 4.5 cm (1-3/4 inches) diameter and all are in excellent condition. It even includes the artists biography from the time, still early in his career, likely 1950s.
Okabe Mineo (1919-1990) was born the first s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1428285 (stock #1530)
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Dramatic waves are combed into the clay surface of this large Toban Platter by Living National Treasure Suzuki Osamu (Kura) covered in glass-like copper green; unusually signed and dated on bottom 1957 and enclosed in an artist signed wooden box. This has the wow factor in truckloads! A quintessential piece by this influential artist showing not only the innovation early in his career, but the consistency with which he approached Mino pottery, Museum quality, sure to become a centerpiece of an...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1401443 (stock #1321)
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A large circular platter featuring a built in “wing” by important contemporary artist Fukami Sueharu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 42 cm (16-1/2 inches) diameter 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 ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1434191 (stock #1596)
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A dimpled bottle with crystalized yellow glaze pool by Sodeisha founder Yagi Kazuo enclosed in a wooden box annotated by his son Akira titled Fukutsubo (Jar of Fortune). This is an iconic work, the shape often published. A pool of yellow glass fills the concave center within a circle of tiny graffito dots. It is roughly 16 cm (6 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) was one of the most influential Avant Garde potters of 20th century Japan. He was born int...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1428174 (stock #1528)
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A small bowl in Kaki-yu by important artist Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in a wooden box upon which his friend and equally important artist Munakata Shiko has painted an image of the bowl outside titled Go-Kowan (Honorable small bowl) and inside annotated: Kanjiro Sensei Saku (Made by Kanjiro), signed Munakata Shiko. It is 10 cm (4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966) was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for moder...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1442542 (stock #1683)
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A swollen sail shape in graduations of color by Miyashita Zenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kaze no Deban (Cue the Wind, or Wind in the Sails, if you like). It is 20 x 21 x 28 cm (8x 8-1/2 x 11 inches) and in excellent condition. It retains the original Shifuku and Shiori.
Miyashita Zenji (1939-2012) was born into the family of potter Miyashita Zenju, and graduated the Kyoto Municipal University of Art under Kiyomizu Kyubei and Kusube Yaichi. Starting with the most ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1403328 (stock #1338)
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Leaf images in various seasonal shades decorate the raw earth of these expertly crafted dishes by legendary artist Kitaoji Rosanjin, the set enclosed in a double box, the inner box the original age darkened kiri-wood box signed by Rosanjin, the outer box later covered in black lacquer showing the esteem for which both this dish set and box were afforded. On bottom is the star mark, indicating these were made for use in his restaurant. Each dish is roughly 18.8 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter and in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1960 item #1410650 (stock #1377)
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An iconic square bottle by one of the most important Japanese artists, Kawai Kanjiro, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The fawn spotted white glaze is decorated with Gosu floral patterns in blue and red with a rich iron red at the mouth, the raw clay revealed at the base. It is 12 x 12 x 18 cm tall (roughly 5 x 5 x 7 inches) and in excellent condition dating likely from the height of his career, 1940s-50s.
Kawai Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada S...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1372170 (stock #1182)
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A large tsubo in gold and white slip by Miyashita Hideko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Haku-a Kaki Rin to Shite Yo. The title speaks of standing up alone, and the artist told me it was a piece she created when she came to terms with the grief of her husband passing away and had decided to make a fresh go of life. The form was influenced by ancient Chinese maternal sculptures, thus the forward, broad stance. An image of one of the sculptures can be seen on a ticket stub fro...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1402178 (stock #1328)
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A superb example of the mature style of legendary artist Kanjiro Kawai dating circa 1948 enclosed in a kiri-wood box annotated by his daughter and former head of the Kawai Kanjiro Museum Kawai Koha. A floral spray in Gosu colors decorates the white covering the simple elevated form. The bowl is 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) diameter, 11.3 cm (4-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kawai Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1423337 (stock #1489)
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A bunch of grapes in slight color under shadowy cool leaves decorate the milky white and sand toned surface of this very unusual plate by Kitaoji Rosanjin enclosed in a wooden box annotated by Living National Treasure Arakawa Toyozo dated 1968. It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959) They say adversity is the mother of invention, and Rosanjin can be said to epitomize that expression. Born during the tumultuous first half of the Meiji p...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1437507 (stock #1617)
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A feminie curve defines this shapely vase by Miyashita Zenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Deisai Sanka Kaki - Sawayaka Kaze (Colored Clay Scattered Flower Vase - Gentle Breeze). The colored clays are of course, his most famous forte, and here he has added a rim of golden "flower blossoms" on black. The vessel is 29 cm (11-1/2 inches) tall, 10.5 x 23 cm (4 x 9 inches) at the base.
Miyashita Zenji (1939-2012) was born into the family of potter Miyashita Zenju, and grad...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1369109 (stock #1168)
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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).
Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) was one of the most influential Avant Garde potte...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1372260 (stock #1183)
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Jagged bands of color like the climbing mountains surrounding Kyoto rise up the sides of this majestic work by Miyashita Zenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box exhibited at the 5th Kyoto Modern Ceramic Artists Exhibition in 1985. It is 14 x 17 x 37.5 cm (5-1/2 x 7 x 15 inches) and in excellent condition. It is a reasonably early work in this saidei oeuvre of the artist.
Miyashita Zenji (1939-2012) was born into the family of potter Miyashita Zenju, and graduated the Kyoto Muni...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1378184 (stock #1216)
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A spectacular large basin covered in fissured green with tinges of red by Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji O-zara. It is 16-1/4 inches (42 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
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Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was born in Kyoto the son of a ceramic dealer. Discarding the family business he apprenticed in plastic arts under Ishiguro Munemaro. H...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1423237 (stock #1488)
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A fabulous Bizen Tane-Tsubo Seed Jar in the Momoyama style by Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo enclosed in a wooden box annotated by Kaneshige Kosuke. Beautiful Hi-iro flame coloring brightens the sides and a smattering of yellow flying ash clings to the shoulder about a line of waves. The tsubo is marked on the base with the fundo weight mark of Toyo. It is 23.5 cm (9 inches) tall, 20.5 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
It comes with a photograph of the artist...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1441158 (stock #1672)
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A spectacular Mizusashi fresh water container by Bizen Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo enclosed in a wooden box annotated by his son Kaneshige Kosuke titled Bizen Yahazuguchi Mizusashi. A fabulous range of colors plays across the surface, all natural kiln effects resulting from heat, cold, clay content and placement. The receptacle is 18 cm (7 inches) diameter, 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall and comes with a custom made black lacquer wooden lid.
Kaneshige Toyo (1896-1967) is one of...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1423092 (stock #1487)
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Chidori plovers soar between warm green clouds draped over the rim of this Oribe style bowl by Kitaoji Rosanjin enclosed in a double wood box (Nijubako) annotated by Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo. On the bottom of the bowl is the star mark of Rosanjin, which he used to mark pieces made for his restaurant. The bowl is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. The box is titled Oribe-fu Chawan, Rosanjin-saku (Oribe style bowl made by Rosanjin).
Kitaoji Rosanji...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1411358 (stock #1386)
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Reminiscent of an excavated Haniwa figure of a house, this museum quality vase is by Koinuma Michio and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled very simply Tsubo. It is an iconic work by this eclectic artist, whose work is entirely unique and easily discernible. It is 27.5 cm (11 inches) square, 37 cm (14-3/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Due to size this will require special shipping consideration.
Koinuma Michio is a compelling figure unique among contempora...