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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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1263512 (stock #521)
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This is a stunner; a piece exemplifying the style of this incredible artist! Radical black florals decorate the rich iron sides of the bowl, tapering ever so slightly closed toward the top to help trap the aroma of the green tea within. Imagine the color contrast of dark earth-tones with the foamy maccha inside! It comes enclosed in a fine kiri-wood box endorsed by Kawai Koha, current head of the Kawai Kanjiro Museum. The bowl is 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) in diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1264927 (stock #648)
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Ash runs in glassy rivulets down the sand textured sides of this large work by Tsuboshima Dohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The undulating rim calls to mind ancient firing traditions, the intense heat of the kiln warping the forms as they turn near molten. This exceptional piece is roughly 10 inches (24.5 cm) tall, 11 inches (28 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition. Born in Osaka, 1929, Dohei apprenticed under the eclectic Kawakita Handeishi immediately following World W...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1265022 (stock #749)
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A small tsurukubi (crane neck) vase wrapped in verdant green over applied gold by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter, 9 inches (23 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
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. This affected her own style deeply, and it can be said that...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1265578 (stock #754 )
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Amazing Glaze on this unusual three sided vase by Iga artist Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Shell shapes are impressed into the thick green fromwhere it was supported in the kiln. Able to be used either standing or on its back, this is a superb work. It is 15 inches (39 cm) long 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches (11.5 x 14 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Kanji was born in Osaka in 1944, and graduated the Osaka College of Craft design. After 3 years in Kobe, and 4 in ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1265672 (stock #660)
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A set of five Kama-hen Cups by Iga artist Banura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Exquisitely formed, with a wide stable base featuring four slight arches rising slightly from the table, creating a sense of light weight despite the wide bottom. There are small cuts of clay taken from the sides and the entire is covered in white slip revealing highlights of the underlying clay at the ridges. Each is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter, roughly 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and all are i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1265849 (stock #663)
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A pair of celadon Te-shoku candle sticks by contemporary potter Orita Tatsuya enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The elegantly sculpted base rises to a dish in which is imbedded a brass pin to secure the candle, with a long tapering handle. The handle features a bamboo nodule decoration in the center, with a curl of clay at the end, the rough edges of which, like a shaving of planed wood contrasting with the perfection of the form. Each is roughly 9-1/2 inches (18 cm) long, 4-1/2 inc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1265860 (stock #758)
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A beautiful example of Oni Shino by world famous Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in a wooden box signed by his student Ayukai Kogetsu. Wild glazing and a dark burn on one side define the work, showing reason for this artists great demand. Signed on the base it is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a painter, calligrapher, sculptor and musician. Born in Niigata ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1266744 (stock #763)
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A large pulled, rolled and torn Oribe slab dish covered with translucent green by Ishii Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 24 x 11 inches (61 x 28 cm) and in fine condition.
Ishii Takahiro was born in Gunma prefecture in 1980 and has taken Japan by storm after graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Art and an apprenticeship under Kakurezaki Ryuichi. A true rising star in the Ceramics world
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1266976 (stock #766)
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Red tinges the deeply fissured celadon on this massive basin by Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Benisai Hachi (Celadon with red flamed Basin). Rising from a narrow foot, the piece seems to float in the air, gold and red shining through the cracks in the fissured glaze. It is 18 inches (46 cm) diameter, 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. Due to size and weight this piece will require special shipping consideration. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1266977 (stock #767)
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A tall bamboo shaped vase covered in crisped green ash glaze by Hayashi SHotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hai-yu Take-tsutsu Hana-Ire. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, roughly 5 inches (12 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Shotaro is perhaps 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 estab...
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 : Plates : Contemporary item #1267135 (stock #768)
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Spectacular keshiki resulting from the combination of multiple kiln affects and textures defines this large footed slab by Kanzaki Shiho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 14 x 20 inches (36 x 51 cm) and in excellent condition.
Kanzaki (b. 1942) prefers firing his kiln for ten days, resulting in the rich textures and heavy ash deposits apparent on this Tsubo. He began life born in Shigaraki, and was fast tracked into the Kansai University Law Department, but rather the li...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1267315 (stock #771)
A pair of thick Oribe slab dishes heavily raked and splashed with green by Ishii Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. They are 8 inches (20 cm) square each and in fine condition.
Ishii Takahiro was born in Gunma prefecture in 1980 and has taken Japan by storm after graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Art and an apprenticeship under Kakurezaki Ryuichi. A true rising star in the Ceramics world
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1268561 (stock #774)
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A large platter by Nakazato Yoshitaka enclosed in the original wooden box titled Ame-yu Kinsai Itazara. It is 20 x 10-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches (51 x 26.5 x 6 cm) and is in fine condition.
Yoshitaka was born the son of Nakazato Shigenori (Third so of Muan) in 1958. He apprenticed under his father initially after graduating the Saga Prefectural Arita Industrial Kiln in 1976. Four years later he moved to Kyoto to study under Miyagawa Kosai, who provides tea ceramics to the various tea schools in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1269696 (stock #782)
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A Thickly glazed spirally faceted Shino Tsubo by Hayashi SHotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1985. It is 15 inches (37 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Shotaro is perhaps 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 an...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1270477 (stock #785)
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A voluminous Tsubo by Yamato Yasuo enclosed in the original wooden box titled Hagi Bisai Kohiki-kake Tsubo and dating circa 1990. It is 14 inches (36 cm) diameter, 12 inches (31 cm) tall and in fine condition. Due to size this piece will require special shipping consideration.
It is likely no collector of Hagi will need an introduction to this innovative artist. Yamato Yasuo was born in 1933 to a long line of Hagi potters. He learned under his father Harunobu and grandfather Shoroku. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1270780 (stock #787)
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A sake set by Takauchi Shugo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shugo Shuni Sono Ni, Aka-e and dated 1999. The box contains two cups, one tall and thin, one short and stout, and one Tokkuri, all in similar design. The set was from a solo exhibition held at the Nipponbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo, January 1999. The tokkuri is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall, and all are in fine condition. The box contains the original exhibition invitation as well, and has been decorat...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1271834 (stock #708)
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An angular pottery form covered in Seto glaze by Kawamoto Taro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The pierced sides are reminiscent of an oki-goro (an incense burner placed over a dish in which incense burns). It is 18 x 8 x 9 inches (46 x 20 x 23 cm) and in excellent condition, consistent with works dating from the later 80s.
Kawamoto Taro (b 1955) graduated Aichi prefectural art university in 1977. He has been exhibited and awarded at many national and international events i...