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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 : Contemporary item #1443063 (stock #1691)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A splash of gold like the August moon rises through wide brushed cobalt grasses on the crackle glazed surface of this Yunomi tea cup by Ando Hidetake enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kinsai Yunomi. It is 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and 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 four yea...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1442918 (stock #1689)
A doe, messenger of the gods of Kasuga shrine, decorates the lid of this iconic incense box by Living National Treasure Tsukamoto Kaiji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seihakuji Shika Kogo. The diaphanous creature rests recumbent, the porcelain thin and delicate. Scattered glaze cracks (Kanyu) purposely create a sense of the ephemeral, as if the apparition will dissipate at any moment, begging us to live in the now, and extolling the Japanese idea of Ichigo Ichie, every momen...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1442907 (stock #1688)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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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 : Contemporary item #1442811 (stock #1687)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Tarnished beaded silver is draped in gold over which runs a deep forest green on this apple shaped chawan by innovative artist Ichikawa Toru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A thick gold tinged bead dangles from one side, and bubbly dark glaze pools within. It is 11.5 cm (4-1/2 inches9 diameter and in excellent condition. He really takes things to the extreme, challenging and yet incorporating something of the idea of Wabi into his outlandish works.
Ichikawa Toru was born i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1442798 (stock #1686)
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Silver ray-skin texture covers this fabulous Katakuchi sake pot by Ichikawa Toru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. OMG a chilled Daiginjo served with this would have to taste like a million bucks! Like a footed softball, it is 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) diameter, ever so slightly shorter although it appears to be taller than it is wide.
One of my favorite artists, the innovative Ichikawa Toru was born in Tokyo in 1973. In 2015 he established his current studio in Bizen after 4 years ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1442751 (stock #1685)
Gold drizzles down the rough textured sides of this steep Tsutsu-chawan tea bowl by Ichikawa Toru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The gold shines brilliantly on the rough textured clay, alternating with patches of earthy orange and pale cream. It has the WOW! Factor in triplicate. Slightly oblong, it is roughly 11 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter 9.5 cm (3-3/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Ichikawa Toru was born in Tokyo in 1973. In 2015 he established his current stud...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1442710 (stock #1684)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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The most unique work I have ever seen from innovative artist Ito Motohiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nunome Tsubaki-mon Kabin (Cloth Textured Vase with Camellia Design). Sensual sans eroticism, it is a frank and appreciative look at the beauty of the feminine form. This is from my personal collection, and I am torn with the idea of parting with it. The vase is 9 x 6-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches (23 x 16.5 x 37 cm) and is in excellent condition, retaining the original wrapping ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1442542 (stock #1683)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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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 : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1442495 (stock #1575)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Layers of color in an amorphic form like a jellyfish (or perhaps when smoiking like an underwater volcano) by Miyashita Zenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Deisai Koki, Umi no Ho (Colored Clay Incense Vessel, (Musical) Score of the Sea).It is 21 x 19 x 10 cm (8 x 7-1/2 x 4 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Miyashita Zenji (1939-2012) was born into the family of potter Miyashita Zenju, and graduated the Kyoto Municipal University of Art under Kiyomizu Ky...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1442152 (stock #1682)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A complete set of the twelve animals of the zodiac by Miyashita Zenji, each enclosed in the original signed wooden box retaining the original Shifuku and Shiori. Sizes vary from 8 up to 16 cm (3 to 6 inches) and all are in excellent condition.
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 difficult, he worked from Celadon, which relies on s...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1441942 (stock #1681)
A fabulous Mizusashi, quite large with a rugged, natural shape covered in dwan colors of lavender, pink and gray by Hagi icon Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Hai-Kaburi Kurinuki Mizusashi. It is 8 x 8-1/2 x 9 inches (21 x 22 x 23 cm) and in excellent condition. Kaneta Masanao likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi’s most well-known and easily identifiable names. Although an eighth-generation potter inheriting an overtly conservative traditio...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1441941 (stock #1680)
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A chawan by Kaneta Masanao in soft pastel colors enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Kurinuki Chawan. It is 5 x 4-1/2 x 4 inches (13 x 11.5 x 10 cm) and in excellent condition. Kaneta Masanao likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi’s most well-known and easily identifiable names. Although an eighth-generation potter inheriting an overtly conservative tradition, he has transcended limitations, and was one of the first to begin carrying Hagi into the 21st century....
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1441896 (stock #1679)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A Mizusashi in pre-dawn colors of lavender, gray and pink by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Kurinuki Mizusashi. It is 19 x 16.5 x 17.5 cm. Beautiful dark colors on this one. Kaneta Masanao likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi’s most well-known and easily identifiable names. Although an eighth-generation potter inheriting an overtly conservative tradition, he has transcended limitations, and was one of the first to begin carrying Hagi into...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1441428 (stock #1678)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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An iconic Bizen sake set by legendary artist and Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the pre-war era titled Inbe yaki Tokuri. The bottle is delicately rendered and features the play of colors and textures for which he would be known, with a dark gray rim, while the cup is thinly made in a warm orange tinge. Both bear his fundo stamp on the bottom. The bottle is 11 cm (roughy 4-1/2 inches) tall and both are in perfect condition, with an...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1441392 (stock #1677)
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A spectacular silver and gold lid covers this small basin by Tomimoto Kenkichi enclosed in a wooden box titled Aka-e Tsutsugata Yunomi and annotated within: Made by Tomimoto Kenkichi Sensei in 1925 signed by Tsujimoto Isamu (for more on him see below). The cup is covered inside with creamy white, outside in red with decoration of gold plum blossoms. It is surmounted by a solid silver lid pierced with leafy vines and peaked with a gold chrysanthemum. The cup is 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) diameter and...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1441211 (stock #1676)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$700.00
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A tapered lid caps this small circular ceramic box by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Zogan Kogo. It is 3 inches (8 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
After serving in World War II, Tatsuzo apprenticed under world famous Mashiko Mingei potter Hamada Shoji, establishing his own kiln in 1954. Working with rope patterns, Tatsuzo set out to create a style unique to himself, resulting in the piece you see here, which is quintes...
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1441202 (stock #1673)
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A fabulous vase in the form of a rice pestle by Bizen Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Kine-gata Hanaire (Vase in the Shape of a Pestle). A fabulous range of colors plays across the surface, all natural kiln effects resulting from heat, cold, clay content and placement. The vase is 26 cm (10 inches) tall and in excellent condition. It comes with a custom made black lacquered wooden outer box to protect the original box.
Kan...