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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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 #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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 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 ...