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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 : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1189236 (stock #604)
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A furidashi sweets container and Chakin for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The furidashi is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and both are 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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1188722 (stock #G602)
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A horse prances around the stables in the unique world of Suzuki Goro, an Oribe vase enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is made in the form of a thatched circular building, the neck almost like a tall chimney. Perhaps it is not simply a stable at all, but a blacksmiths, and the horse is ready to be re-shoed. Every piece tells a story with this unusual artist. The vase measures 11-1/2 inches (28.5 cm) tall, 4 inches (10.5 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Goro has...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1186394 (stock #G601)
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A large mizusashi extolling thevirtues of True Momoyama Bizen by Abe Anjin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The iron like quality of the work comes from the temperature at which Anjin fires, 200 degrees higher than most Bizen potters. Scars and interconnecting symbols harken back to the days of group firing and kiln marks. The piece is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 7 inches (18 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Very rare!
Born in Osaka in 1938, the mysterious recluse be...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1185429 (stock #592)
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A breathtaking white form of draped porcelain by Nagae Shigekazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box with the original Daimaru Department Store exhibition invitation. Light patterns are almost indiscernible on the surface, incredibly detailed and crisp when viewed close-up. What is surprising about this work is the weight, incredibly light. The piece measures 16 x 16 x 5 inches (41 x 41 x 12 cm) and is in excellent condition. Due to fragility this piece will require special shipping c...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1184831 (stock #586)
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A small gold wrapped vase by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches ((14 cm) diameter, 6 inches (15 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 she carried on his research. She was awarded the JC...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1183993 (stock #585)
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Clay drapes like rusted steel forming this intriguing ichirin-sashi vase by Terada Minoro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The piece is five inches diameter, the same height and in excellent condition.
Minoru was born into a potting family in Seto city in 1936, entering into the BizanToen Ceramics facility in 1958, where he worked and studied for 10 years before establishing his own kiln. He is held in the Stockholm National Museum, among others.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1181381 (stock #572)
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A dramatic basin brutalized by the elements by Shigaraki Master Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Representative of this artists work, the lip has split with heat, one edge blasted off, and the entire charred and buried in ash. The dish measures 7.5 cm (3 inches) deep, 29 cm (12 inches) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Tsujimura Shiro was born in Nara in 1947, and began his steps into the art world as an oil painter. While living at a Buddhist temple he...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1181268 (stock #570)
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A Ginsai (Silver-glazed) vessel by Hiraga Taeko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kawara Mon Kakehana (Hanging Vase patterned with roof tiles). The unusual shape compounded with the advancing decoration of silver is both eye-catching and disconcerting. It measures 10 x 5 x 25 cm (4 x 2 x 10 inches) and is in fine condition, with a metal ring on back for hanging.
Hiraga Taeko was born in Aichi prefecture in 1948, a pioneering female artist who has served as mentor to a yo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1181264 (stock #569)
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A large Ginsai (Silver-glazed) vessel by Hiraga Taeko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The unusual shape compounded with the advancing decoration of silver is both eye-catching and disconcerting. It stands 31.5 x 13.5 x 43.5 cm tall (12-1/2 x 5 x 17-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Hiraga Taeko was born in Aichi prefecture in 1948, a pioneering female artist who has served as mentor to a young generation of artists from her kiln in Kawasaki city, Kanagawa near Tokyo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1176739 (stock #566)
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A large and fantastical work by Morino Taimei with pited blue glaze spattered with silver enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vessel is 12 x 6-1/2 x 13 inches (30.5 x 16.5 x 33 cm) and in fine 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 Exhi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1176090 (stock #563)
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Ash is blasted around from the charred front of this amazing Tsubo by Harada Togetsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. What an amazing looking piece, highlighting all the best in Bizen qualities. The first time I spotted this piece I could not halt my expressing something about the godlike nature of Feces (oddly?!) It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition.
Harada Togetsu (b. 1917) began potting in earnest late in life, in the early 60s...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1175898 (stock #562)
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Gold leaf covers the yellow porcelain sides of this proud Ten-moku bowl by pioneering female artist Ono Hakuko. The bowl is 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. The box is not the original box,and is not signed.
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 ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1175441 (stock #560)
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Limestone green decorates the dark clay of this large Tsubo by Kimura Morinobu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Something about the rough edge of the standing lip in comparison to the running smooth wet sides is striking. Simple yet hard to take ones eyes from it. The Tsubo is 10 inches (26 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter. Morinobu (b. 1932) was born into a pottery family in Kyotos Higashiyama pottery district. He attended the Kyoto Municipal School of Art graduating from t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1174915 (stock #566)
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I have long been searching for the right item by this artist to offer on the site, and here it is: blossoms and black decorate this fine cloth-textured pottery box by Ito Motohiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 4 inches (27 x 27 x 9.5 cm) and in excellent condition.
A similar workk by this artist was sold at Bonnhams in 209 for US$ 3,965 inc. premium
The artist is a famous Kasama potter, best known for his nunome pattern and exceptional designs...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1174564 (stock #563)
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A Sueki style tiered vase by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The cement like body exemplifies what we expect from Michio, crisp lines and geometric forms. It measures 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall and is in excellent condition.
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 after four decades. Born in the hectic war years in 1936, he is incredibly int...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1174403 (stock #562)
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How to describe the texture on this very unusual vase? It is porous, like a thick coat of lichen on the surface. This is one of the many unusual pieces we have come to expect from the artist Koinuma Michio, ever a surprise! The body is sculpted with thick undulating lines in relief, and covered with this earth-toned porous glaze. It is 10 inches (26 cm) tall, 12 x 5-1/2 inches (31 x 14 cm) and is in excellent condition. It is stamped on the base by the artist and signed Koinuma Michio, S. 50...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1170402 (stock #554)
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A striking large and deep basin by Yamamoto Noriyuki decorated with rich gold and iron designs enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The pattern is reminiscent of Ainu texties from the indigenous Northern Peoples of Japan. The dish is 13-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches (34 x 27 x 9 cm) and in fine condition.
Born in Tottori Northern Japan in 1948, Noriyuki came under the influence of Mingei adherent Yoshida Shoya (1898-1972) at the age of 16, and this formed the basic principles of hi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1168946 (stock #550)
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A beautifully shaped green vessel by Miyashita Zenju enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It stands 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter and is in fine condition.
Zenju (1901-1968) studied pottery in Japan, Korea and China, and is held in the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art as well as the Kyoto National Museum. Work by the artist was exhibited pre-war at the Bunten and Nitten National Exhibitions as well as the 1939 and 1940 World Exposition. Post war he put his...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1167434 (stock #546)
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This is a splendid example of the Persian work by one of Japans true ceramic masters, Kato Takuo (1917-2005), signed on the base and enclosed in the original signed and stamped wooden box titled Aoyu-kokusai Hanaike. The work surpasses the simplicity of the title, enigmatic black forms covered in rich blue glaze and clouds of gold highlights on the base and neck. The piece exemplifies the work favored by the artist leading up to his being given the most coveted title in Japan of living Nationa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1167433 (stock #545)
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Enigmatic forms in black populate the oil spotted rust-colored body of this voluminous work by Shimizu Yasutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box displayed at the 35th Nihon Kogei Kai Shinsaku Togei Ten (Japan Crafts Association Exhibition of New Ceramic Works) and published on page 8 of the catalog for that year (2007, catalog included). The vessel is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall, roughly 1 foot (29 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Yasutaka was born into the pottery household ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1166191 (stock #544)
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A striking Tetsu-yu Kakiwake Kabin by Shimizu Yasutaka enclosed in the original signed wooden box and accompanied by the original autographed exhibition catalog from 2007. The vessel is featured as item number 1 in the catalog, the star of the show and obviously very important to the artist to have earned such placement. It stands 16 inches (42 cm) tall, 11 inches (29 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition.
Yasutaka was born into the pottery household of future Living National Trea...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 2000 item #1166097 (stock #297)
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A deep Choho-zara rectangular dish decorated with morning glories in dark rust and red over yellow with a black rim, a striking combination by Kyoto female artist Takagi Hoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Created from a heavy slab, the sides were raised and carved with wave patterns covered in white with a raw base chiseled out in long horizontal strokes. On the base is a worn piece of paper which gives the artists address and names the work, leading one to believe this was exhib...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1164723 (stock #324)
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A bold set of six contemporary White Bizen Beer Mugs, each entirely unique with slightly different hada by Kitano Katsuhiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Over the pale, sheer clay deposits of ash glaze, goma kasu and hi-iro scorching combine with smoky black staining for a very unique experience. Each cup is roughly 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) tall, 3 inches (7.5 cm) diameter and all are in perfect condition.
After graduating Nihon Daigaku (University of Japan) Katsuhiko worked...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1164504 (stock #545)
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I have long wanted to offer a significant piece by this artist, and here is a spectacular Nezumi Shino pair of vases by Wakao Toshisada enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Red tinged white waves boil over the Nezumi-gray arc of the base, a white waxing moon floating above. They measure 9 x 3-1/2 x 12-1/2 and 8-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches (23 x 9 x 32 cm and 21.5 x 9 x 27 cm) respectively and are in perfect condition.
Toshisada was born in Tajimi, Gifu prefecture, home of Mino pot...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1163560 (stock #538)
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Yuteki black slips down over the pourous, crackled white of this bold work by Taniguchi Ryozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The box is darkened with age.
Ryozo (1926-1996) studied initially under Kiyomizu Rokubei VI. He was first accepted into the Japan Academy of Arts exhibition in 1948, and subsequently into the Nitten National exhibition in 1951 and exhibited there often after, receiving many prizes inclu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1163529 (stock #536)
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An exquisite Nerikomi basin by Shiobara Yoshio enclosed in the original signed wooden box exhibited at the 9th Nihon Togeiten National Exhibition. Nerikomi is the technique of working with layers of variously colored clays. This basin measures 17 inches (43 cm) diameter, 6 inches (16 cm) tall and is in fine condition. The original exhibition tag remains on the base with a note stating it was purchased for 400,000 yen (currently about 5,000 dollars) at that time. The original exhibition catalo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Pre 1990 item #1161962 (stock #303)
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A massive Bizen Charger with a large central spot like a sunflare by Kengo Masamune (b. 1954) enclosed in the original wooden box displayed at the 1987 Nihon Togei Ten IX (The Ninth Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition) and can be viewed as item number 169 in the catalog. It is huge at 21 inches (53 cm) in diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall. The exhibition label remains on the back of the dish and it comes with the exhibition catalog.
Kengo has been largely exhibited, including the Chunichi Kokusai T...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1161590 (stock #533)
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A large Oshimon Kaki Vase by Ota Itaru enclosed in the original signed wooden box exhibited at the 9th Nihon Togei Ten National Exhibition. The entire surface is impressed with inverse pyramids, and patterned with dark and light triangles. An incredibly exacting design perfectly executed. The vase measures 16 inches (40 cm) tall, 11 inches (28 cm) diameter and is in fine condition. It comes with the original placard from the exhibition, as well as a copy of the exhibition catalog, and a clip...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1152534 (stock #373)
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Dark iron forms like Rimpa-stylized flowers float to the surface of the crystalline white glaze on this large shino bowl by Hayashi Kotaro (1940-1981) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The deeply folded and pitted feldspar glaze clings thick to the pourous clay, the dark iron rings haunting like stones frozen on the shore of a river. The bowl is roughly 9 inches (22.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Kotaro was born in Gifu prefecture, and graduated th...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1149315 (stock #524)
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This piece is almost identical to the work submitted by the artist to the 7th Nihon Dento Kogei Ten in 1983 (featured as item number 116 in the catalog for that year) and indeed, shares the title Hi-iro In-mon Tsubo (Flame-Colored Stamp-Patterned Tsubo). It measures 34 cm (13-1/2 inches) diameter, 29.5 cm (12 inches) tall and is in excellent condition.
Kanzaki Muneaki (b 1949) is the fourth generation head of the traditional Mokusen Kiln in Koga, Shigaraki. His works have been exhibited...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1147574 (stock #265)
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A striking large Han-zutsu Shino bowl by Kato Kageaki (Keishu) with cotton buffer and silk bag enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Linear forms lie shadowlike below the thick pitted shino glaze burnt red on the edges, the body torn and cut creating a vivacious landscape for the senses. The bowl is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in perfect condition. It comes wrapped in a custom fitted silk bag with a central cotton tuft, showing the high esteem and value l...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1147571 (stock #286)
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A striking Bizen Chawan of mixed clay by young artist Yokoyama Naoki enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The mixed earth is pulled and twisted out of shape; one can sense the plasticity with your eyes. The stretched earth is burnt red where it has been licked by flame, yet remains pale from the shadows of the kiln. The bowl is just less than 5 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Naoki has been displayed at the Chanoyu Zokei Ten at the Tana...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1146276 (stock #519)
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A fantastic circular box by one of Japans most sought ceramic artists Kanjiro Kawai (1890-1966) enclosed in a box endorsed by his successor Kawai Takeichi. Stripes of black like the flying white streaks of a zen painting rip through the white glaze. It measures 5-1/4 inches (13.5 cm) diameter, by 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall and is in excellent condition. The box reads
Kan-saku,
Shiro-yu Kokusu Bonshi
Takeichi Shiki
Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1145961 (stock #518)
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A fine rectangular box by one of Japans most sought ceramic artists Kanjiro Kawai (1890-1966) enclosed in a box endorsed by the head of the Kawai Kanjiro Museum, Kawai Koha. The slipware piece is engraved in the top with a circular crest of flower petals laid on a lattice-work field. The base is dark reddish clay covered in a rich brown, the design in dark ochre. It measures 5-1/2 by 4-1/4 by 3 inches tall (14 x 11 x 8 cm). There are several small nicks to the edges of the lid where it meets...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1145693 (stock #516)
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Who says the work of a woman potter is feminine? This is a powerful Iga work by Watanabe Aiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. There is nothing sedate about this work, charred and dripping with glassy green glaze, freckled with flying ash; the heavy lug handles jutting from the side slightly off kilter. The vessel is 7 inches (17 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition.
Aiko established her first Anagama kiln in Shigaraki in 1994, and moved to Iga in 2...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1145153 (stock #514)
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A stunning Globular Bizen vase like burnished bronze covered by a dusting of ash by living National Treasure Yamamoto Toshu enclosed in an artist signed wooden box. The style is called Sangiri, and Toshu has pulled it off to perfection here, the keen characteristic suiting this artists work. It is likely an older (pre-war) work boxed later. The vase is 7 inches (17 cm) diameter, roughly the same height. There is a mark on the base, roughly 2 inches long. Toshu, (1906-1994) began working in ...