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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 : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1311920 (stock #875)
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A mist series pottery box by important contemporary artist Kondo Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 12.5 x 5 x 9 cm (5 x 2 x 3-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition.
Takahiro (b. 1958) was born the grandson of Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo. However he graduated Hosei University not with a degree in sculpture or crafts, but in Literature. From there he studied at the Kyoto Prefectural Technical Institute of Ceramics, followed by a year at the Kyoto Municipal Institu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1312562 (stock #880)
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A small dish from the 1960s by Fujihira Shin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Fujihira Shin (b. 1922-2012) was born into the family of a ceramics dealer in Kyoto, raised among the pots, and attended the Art University, however, in his second year would lose four years of his life to battling illness. This life and death struggle would make him a strong character, coming forth from then on in his works. He would come to th...
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. One of the great researchers, he spent many years excavating old kiln s...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1313680 (stock #885)
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Flame shapes fan up on the sides of this trumpeting bottle by Funaki Kenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (16.5 x 19 x 24 cm) and is in fine condition. Funaki Kenji (b. 1927) was born the son of potter Funaki Michitada (1900-1963) in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. Michitada had been a follower of the Mingei movement closely associated with its founders Kanjiro, Shoji and Leach. Kenji trained under his father in both the traditional styles of Fujin...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1314174 (stock #887)
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Rich rivulets of stunning green crystallize on the surface of this tokkuri sake-bottle by important Mino artist Hayashi Kotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The bottle is roughly 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Kotaro was born in Gifu prefecture, and graduated the prefectural ceramic facility. He was displayed at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Traditional Crafts Exhibition), Asahi Togei Ten Ceramics Exhibition and Chunichi Kokusai Togeiten among othe...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1314586 (stock #891)
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A massive Oribe Bottle by Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Bin. It is 15 inches (38 cm) diameter, 19-1/2 inches (50 cm) tall and in fine condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
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 hi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1316560 (stock #898)
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A flying lid defines the style of the eclectic artist Fukami Sueharu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (13 cm) diameter 6 inches tall and in perfect condition.
The name of Kyoto's Sueharu (b. 1947) is synonymous with seihakuji celadon. He has been displayed numerous times at the prestigious Nitten, Nihon Togei Ten (National Japanese Ceramic Exhibition) and Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (National Japanese Modern Crafts Exhibition) among others. He is held in the Yale U...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1318044 (stock #910)
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Copper greens splash this bold chawan by Kojima Kenji enclosed in the original signe wooden box. It is 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 3-3/4 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition. Kojima Kenji was born in Aichi prefecture in 1953, and graduated the Tokoname Ceramics High School in 1971. He moved to Iga where he studied and was immediately accepted into the Asahi Togeiten Ceramics Exhibition. The following year he moved to Okayama, where he would remain 5 years studying Bizen and the complexi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1318101 (stock #911)
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Enigmatic figures and impressionist sweeps decorate this Suzuki Goro inverted edge flower basin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Suzuki Goro has a list of shows and prizes too lengthy to go through, but the highlights are, Nitten National Art Exhibition, Nihon Shin Kogei Ten (New National Crafts Exhibition), Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (National Modern Crafts Exhibition), Asahi Togei Ten-(First of Show and governors p...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1318338 (stock #912)
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A large footed Bizen slab by Isezaki Shin exhibited at the 13th Nihon Togei Ten in 1995 enclosed in the original signed wooden box and retaining the original exhibition labels. It is 52 x 51.5 x 8.5 cm (20 x 20-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition. This is the same year he was awarded at the 42nd National Traditional Crafts Exhibition. Shin Isezaki (b. 1965) is the second son of important Okayama Prefecture intangible cultural property Isezaki Mitsuru. Studied under his father from ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1318617 (stock #914)
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Swirling designs of color show the distinct touch of one of the 20th century’s greatest potters Kawai Kanjiro on this large bowl enclosed in a signed kiri-wood box. It is 8-1/2 x 11 x 2-1/2 inches (21.5 x 28 x 6 cm) and is in fine condition. It comes enclosed in a wooden box annotated by Kawai Takeichi (Buichi), his longest and most intimate student.
Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966) was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern potters. After g...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1319094 (stock #919)
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Hi-dasuki lines of red charring streak like the Nazca Lines across the surface of this large Tokkuri Vase by Isezaki Mitsuru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 19 inches (48 cm) tall and in perfect condition. Due to size the cost of shipping made need to be accrued separately.
Isezaki Mitsuru (b. 1934) was born to a family of potters, his father Yozan and brother Jun both very important in Bizen pottery. In 1998 Mitsuru was named a Prefectural Intangible Cultural Proper...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1320539 (stock #924)
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Gold seems to shatter into a thousand shards on the deep green surface of this large vase by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in fine 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 she carried on his researc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1320665 (stock #928)
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A sometsuke vase titled Time and Space by Kondo Takahiro published in the retrospective hard cover book “Kondo Takahiro ‘91-‘99” and enclosed in the original signed wooden box with exhibitions labels attached. It is 21 x 14 x 17 cm (8 x 5-1/2 x 7 inches). This piece was used as the cover of the book which is included with the sale.
Takahiro (b. 1958) was born the grandson of Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo. However he graduated Hosei University not with a degree in sculpture...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1320849 (stock #929)
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This is a spectacular Tsubo by Furutani Michio showing a plethora of his trademark Anagama Kiln effects. It is 16 inches (41 cm) diameter, 14 inches (36 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Furutani Michio is one of the Gods of Shigaraki, an artist who wrote the book on Anagama kilns, and one of the more influential artists of the second half of the 20th century. He was born in Shigaraki; graduating the Konan High School of industrial Arts, he moved to further his studies (like so many g...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1321498 (stock #935)
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Shizen-yu ash glaze and deposits crust the surface of this large Shigaraki Tsubo by Hoshino Ryosai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall, 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Ryosai was born in Fukuoka, on Japan’s Southern Main Island in 1939, and was raised during the impoverished war years. Perhaps it is this will to live instilled through hardship which invigorates so much of this dynamic artists work. He is held in the collecti...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1321801 (stock #936)
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A ceramic koro incense burner, the stone-like body decorated with a portion of a red ring by Sato Kazuhiko enclosed in the original wooden box with all the exhibition paraphernalia. It is 8-1/2 x 4 x 8 inches (21.5 x 10 x 20 cm) and is in excellent condition. This piece was exhibited at Tokyo’s Nipponbashi Mitsukoshi in 1994 and was published in the December edition of the magazine Fujin Gaho that same year. A copy of the article on the artist is enclosed and the original Exhibition labels a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1323269 (stock #941)
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A faceted bottle-form vase with ukibori designs by Kawai Takeichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 inches (27 cm)tall, 4 inches (10 cm) square and in excellent condition.
Kawai Takeichi (1908-1989) studied the art of pottery under his legendary uncle Kawai Kanjiro in Kyoto from the age of 19. He stayed with Kanjiro for many years, one of his most loyal supporters, and the two were very close. He founded his own kiln in 1953, and participated in many private and publ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1323684 (stock #943)
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An exquisite pottery form by Kawase Takeshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Hori Hanamoyo Sara. The fluted edge rises around a central garden filled with scrolling florals. It is 14 inches (35 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Kawase Takeshi (1953-2007) was born the second son of Kawase Chikushun II in Kanagawa prefecture. He began in the family kiln, eventually breaking off to establish his own kiln in 1986. He was the subject of a television show in 1999, a...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1325774 (stock #949)
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An exquisite deep blue covers the dark iron-rich clay of this Shino Vase by Kato Toyohisa enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ash Purple “no” Glaze Vase. Here he plays with sound, substituting the character for purple (shi) for the usual character Shi in Shino. It is 11-1/2 inches (28 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Toyohisa was born in 1962. His work is both original and fresh and his challenging pursuit of Mino ceramics is evident in both his contemporary pieces ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1326700 (stock #952)
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A very unusual white glazed Mizusashi by Shimizu Uichi enclosed in a double wood signed box titled simply Haku-yu Mizusashi. The black lacquered lid is made in two parts, hinged with silver butterflies. It is 10 x 7 x 4 inches (25 x 18 x 11 cm) and in excellent condition.
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. His work retains some principal elements of his teachers s...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1326822 (stock #953)
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A spectacular Shino Vase in deep murasaki and white by Tamaoki Yasuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition. This piece is from the era in which Yasuo won the Japan Ceramic Society award (JCS) in 1979. Included is a catalog from Mitsukoshi Department Store and an advertisement for the Exhibition of JCS Award Winners.
Yasuo was born in Tajimi in 1941, one of the homes of Mino ware. He began his path ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1326835 (stock #954)
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Red Gosu floral designs surround radical splashes like overlapping branches in a forest on this large square platter by Hayakawa Yoshinori exhibited at the 44th Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Traditional Crafts Exhibition and is featured on page 66 of the catalog. It is 50 cm (20 inches) square, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall at the corners and in excellent condition.
Hayakawa Yoshinori was born in Shizuoka in 1946. He apprenticed in Mashiko under Yasuda Takeshi in 1972. Two years later he m...
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. Upon returning to Japan in 1971 he apprent...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1329526 (stock #955)
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A large organic Kurinuki Mizusashi in deep rich lavender glaze with ash charring by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 x 9-1/2 x 8 inches (25 x 24 x 20 cm) and in fine condition, dating circa 1995. Kaneta Masanao (born 1953) likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi’s most well known names, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times including the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten National Traditional Crafts Exhibition, Nihon Tog...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1329808 (stock #957)
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An oblong Oribe dish with striated designs by Kato Shigetaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 x 11 inches (26 x 27.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Shigetaka was born the second son of Kato Tokuro in 1927. He graduated the Seto Industrial School of Ceramics and studied under his father. From 1959-1971 submitted annually to the Nitten where he received the Hokusho prize as well as the Modern Ceramics Prize among others. He also received the Japanese Ceramics Societ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1329895 (stock #957)
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A seminal work covered in red with black waves by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 x 6-1/2 x 10 inches (25 x 16.5 x 26 cm) and in excellent condition.
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 before graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art!). In 1960 he received the prestigious Hokutosho prize at the same National Exhibition. In the early 60s he wor...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1329896 (stock #958)
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A large Plate by Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mori-sara. Splashes of black supplant the rich red Mashiko glaze. It is 12 inches (31.5 cm) diameter and in fine 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1330048 (stock #961)
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Five 6-sided Gosu plates of red clay covered in foamy blue by Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in a period wooden box endorsed by his wife Kawai Tsune (the annotation dated 1975), in turn enclosed in a red lacquered wooden outer box. Each dish is roughly 19 x 21 cm (7-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches) across and all are in excellent condition.
Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966) 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 Ind...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1330049 (stock #962)
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Alternating stripes of underglaze cobalt and applied gold decorate this small porcelain box made to hold incense by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2 inches square (5 cm) 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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1330304 (stock #963)
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A book of Yagi Kazuo works (number 203 of 800) dated 1969 with the cover inlaid with a ceramic work signed and dated Feb. 1967. Dozens of photographs of his work dating from the height of his fame as an avante Garde sculptor fill this 100 page book titled Simply “Yagi Kazuo”. The book comes in the original cover which is held inside a cardboard sleeve. The ends of the cover not encased in cardboard have yellowed some with age, but this does not affect the book within.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1333294 (stock #965)
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An Oribe Dai-hachi footed basin by Koie Ryoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 x 7-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches (28 x 19 x 9 cm) and is in excellent condition. A few pre-firing chips are shown in the close-ups, glaze over-running theedges proof that they happened before the piece was fired.
Born in Tokoname, 1938, Koie Ryoji graduated the Tokoname industrial school and moved on to work at the City Ceramic Research Facility. In 1966 he established his own studio. Largely displaye...
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. A testament to his skill, he was accepted for the first time ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1334011 (stock #973)
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A fine Tenmoku Glazed pot with Pine needle design by Kimura Moriyasu dating circa 1985 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in fine condition. A vase with this same glaze is held in the National Palace Museum, Taiwan.
Kimura Moriyasu (b. 1935) studied pottery initially at the Kyoto Ceramics Research Facility (which turned out such masters as Hamada Shoji and Kawai Kanjiro) and then under his brother Kimura Morikazu. He is well known for his use of c...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1334070 (stock #974)
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A Superb Shigaraki Chawan by Sugimoto Sadamitsu enclosed in the original wooden box signed beneath by the artist and endorsed by Tea Master Tachibana Daiki of Daitokuji Temple. It is 4 x 5 x 3-1/2 inches (10.5 x 13 x 9 cm) and is in fine condition.
Sugimoto Sadamitsu was born in Tokyo in 1935. A strong adherent to the Zen tradition, Sadamitsu established his own kiln at 33, receiving the kiln name from his mentor Daitokuji priest Tachibana Oki. His Zen studies have refined the spiritual s...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1335011 (stock #975)
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A set of five Yunomi cups by five great artists of the Seto Region, Living National Treasure Kato Takuo, Kato Shunto Kato Sho, Kawamoto Goro and Suzuki Seisei. Each comes enclosed in a signed wooden box, the five boxes all grouped in one box of card paper. They are roughly 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall each and all are in excellent condition.
Kato Takuo, I am sure, requires no introduction. He was trained in ceramics by both his father, Kato Kobei, and at the Kyoto School of ceramics. He was...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1335175 (stock #977)
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A perfectly turned orb vase covered in fissured celadon by Minegishi Seiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Born in 1952 in Saitama, he 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 to celadon, and is considered one of a select few true masters of that form in Japan today. He moved his kiln from Saitama to Nasu in T...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1335412 (stock #979)
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A fine Hai-yu ash glazed vase by Living National Treasure Tamura Koichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition. Tamura Koichi (1918-1987) graduated from the Tokyo University of Fine arts Where he later taught), and took up an apprenticeship under (later) Living National Treasure Tomimoto Kenkichi. With a very impressive career, Koichi too was designated a Living National Treasure for work with iron glaze the ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1336217 (stock #985)
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A large vase by Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tenmoku-yu Kabin inside a black lacquered wooden niju-bako box. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall, 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
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. His work retains some principal elements of his teachers style while incorporati...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1336430 (stock #973)
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Ash encrusts one side of this flattened Signature form by Shigaraki Legend Furutani Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Opposite is rich red terracotta and in between rivers of molten green glass. It is 45 cm (17-1/2 inches) diameter, and weighs 14 kg (30 pounds) plus the thick Kiri-wood box. This belongs in a museum of contemporary Japanese pottery.
Furutani Michio is one of the Gods of Shigaraki, an artist who wrote the book on Anagama kilns, and one of the more influen...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1336436 (stock #986)
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A superb Iga Mizusashi by Saji Kotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7 inches (18 cm) diameter, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Saji Kotaro was born in 1947, and relocated to Tajimi in 1977 where he opened a kiln in Yamabuki cho specializing in tea ceramics.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1337191 (stock #992)
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A black lacquered lid covers the opening of this exquisite mizusashi by Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in a wooden box titled Oni Shino Mizusashi and endorsed by his student Ayukai Kogetsu. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 6 inches (15.5 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 prefecture, he was at Waseda University in 1941 when he was summarily d...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1337500 (stock #995)
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Blasted and dripping with ash, a spectacular Shigaraki Mizusashi by Tanimoto Yo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A shell juts from raw rippled wood lid like it was sticking up from the ripples of sand on a beach. It is 21.5 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall 18.5 cm (7 inches) diameter and in fine condition. Born in 1958 the son of Iga potter Tanimoto Kosei, Yo was raised among the kilns and has always had his hands in clay. He first began exhibiting in 1982, and in 1984 moved to Europe where...
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A spectacular Iga Tsubo by Shimizu Hiroshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Bidoro, Tombo-no-me, tobi-hai, shiseki…the surface is an exploration of kiln affects, every slight turn bringing new surprises. It is 15 inches (38.5 cm) diameter, 17 inches (43 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Shimizu Hiroshi was born the grandson of the first generation potter Shimizu Rakuzan in Mie prefecture in1941. He began work...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1339866 (stock #1008)
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Blue rivulets drip down over green melding into crystallized white at the base on this Tsubo by Sakuchi Ensen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A blast of red on one side forms an engaging eye, opposite a firing flaw along the shoulder lends a sense of drama. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Sakuchi Ensen (B. 1922) began on the path of the potter in 1946, searching to create something unusual in the hills of Okayama. His rese...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1340363 (stock #1011)
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Mottled blue in thick textured drips run down the sides over ashen glaze on this 4 eared Tsubo by Sakuchi Ensen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The thickness of the drips adds a tactile sense to this piece, compelling the hands to reach out and touch. It is 11-1/2 inches (29.5 cm) tall 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and in fine condition. The box lid is stained.
Sakuchi Ensen (B. 1922) began on the path of the potter in 1946, searching to create something unusual in the hils of Ok...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1340766 (stock #1013)
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An elegant form lightly brazed with hidashiki lines by Wakimoto Hiroyuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Shuki (sake vessel). It is 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Wakimoto Hiroyuki is an outsider in the Bizen world. He followed in the footsteps of friend Kakurezaki Ryuichi, both originally of Nagasaki. He graduated the Osaka University of Art Textile design in 1975, but gave up that line, settling in Bizen for a long apprenticeship under Yam...
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Like some ancient Haniwa soldier, this odd form stands guard, wide shoulders and dominating stance catching the eye, a sculptural vase by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The mottled salt glaze covers a dark body standing 11 x 5 x 3 inches (28 x 12.5 x 33 cm). It is in excellent condition.
Koinuma Michio is a compelling figure unique among contemporary artists. He seems to have no limit to his imagination and creativity, still dazzling us with new concepts afte...
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An undulating band of gold like an elaborate Nihsijin-ori obi (sash) seems to bind the layers of torn dark clay forming this stacking box by Nakamura Takuo (Baizan III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is comprised of three parts, inside decorated with bright patterns, outside austere but for the sig-sagging line of patterned gold. One is reminded of the antique mens Haori jackets, which were only ever decorated on the inside, always a dark color out. The box is 8 x 6 x 5-1/2 i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1342522 (stock #1026)
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A seminal work covered in red with black by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 x 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (23.5 x 14 x 24 cm) and in excellent condition. 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 before graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art!). In 1960 he received the prestigious Hokutosho prize at the same National Exhibition. In the early 60s he worked as a g...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1344403 (stock #1039)
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A very large container of this artist's signature textured gray clay by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Chomon Tsubo (Sculpted Tsubo). Impressive, it is 28 cm (11 inches)diameter, roughly the same height and in excellent condition. For a simiolar piece see the second illustration in "To" volume ten.
Koinuma Michio is a compelling figure unique among contemporary artists. He seems to have no limit to his imagination and creativity, still dazzling us with ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1344548 (stock #1041)
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Camellia blossom on this flattened form by Ito Motohiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nunome Tsubaki Mon Kabin (Cloth Texture Vase with Camellia Design). It is 10 inches (26 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
The artist is a famous Kasama potter, best known for his nunome pattern and exceptional designs. Motohiko was born in Fukuoka prefecture, 1939, and graduated the Tokyo University of Art in 1964, then moved on to advanced courses there, finishing in 1966. While...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1344769 (stock #1044)
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Another Radical piece by Hayashi Shotaro, this dramatic vessel is inundated in a sea of thick copper glaze, The waves and splashes of green reveal the violent gashes and rough clay creating the surface, catching and pooling the glaze to spectacular effect. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Funagata Kaki (Oribe Boat Shaped Vessel). The piece is 17 inches (43 cm) long, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Shotaro (b. 1947) is one of the bigg...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1345573 (stock #1053)
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Gold seems to shatter into a thousand shards on the deep green and lavender surface of this large vase by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 inches (27 cm) tall and in fine 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 she carri...
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A single bead of green glass hangs like an emerald earring from the “mimi” on this Shigaraki vase by Takahashi Shunsai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 inches (26 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Born in 1927, the second son of renowned potter Takahashi Rakusai III in Shigaraki, Takahashi Shunsai left home to study under Taniguchi Ryosai in Kyoto before returning to Shigaraki to pursue his studies of Shigaraki styles specifically under his father and spent the bett...
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Bidoro rain down like a glass bead curtain over the terracotta clay of this Shigaraki Tsubo by Takahashi Shunsai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8-1/4 inches (20.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Born in 1927, the second son of renowned potter Takahashi Rakusai III in Shigaraki, Takahashi Shunsai left home to study under Taniguchi Ryosai in Kyoto before returning to Shigaraki to pursue his studies of Shigaraki styles specifically under his father and spent the better pa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1346120 (stock #1057)
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A traditional shape called Kinuta (fulling block) draped with ochre glaze over charred blacks by Tsukigata Nahiko wrapped in a brocade bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oni Shino Kinuta Hana-Ike which is in turn enclosed in a black lacquered wooden double-wood storage box. A Kinuta (fulling block) is a small wooden mallet used to beat silk into a soft texture. It is a very traditional shape in Japanese pottery. This is 9 inches (23 cm) tall and in excellent condition. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1346494 (stock #1058)
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An exquisite tri-faceted Bizen vessel blasted with molten ash by Kakurezaki Ryuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled. Each face not only flares in the center, but joins on a wavy line, a very complicated form, something which challenges the senses as we have come to expect from this experimental artist. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
It is likely that Ryuichi needs no introduction, one of the most well known of Bizen potters, he is interest...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1347063 (stock #1060)
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A set of 8 sake cups by members of Sodeisha enclosed in a singular compartmentalized wooden box titled Yose-hai and signed Sodeisha followed by the Sodeisha stamp. Sodeisha (Crawling Through Mud Association) is a group of revolutionary post war ceramic artists whose influence remains strong today. Artists in this set include: Suzuki Osamu, Toba Yoshimasa, Kanaegae Kazutaka, Kawamura Sachiko, Yoshitake Hiromu, Inoue Midori, Nakanishi Kosuke and Tsuji Kanji.
Suzuki Osamu (1926-2001) was, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1347664 (stock #1063)
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A tall oil spot glaze vase by Kimura Morikazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ao Yuteki Tenmoku yu Tsubo. It is 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Kimura Morikazu was born to the house of a Kyo-yaki potter and studied under Ishiguro Munemaru. Morikazu established his first kiln in the Gojo Zaka area of Kyoto in 1947, moving to Fukui in 1976. He is held in the collection of both the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art and the Imperial Household Agency. ...