Modern Japanese Ceramics Pottery Contemporary
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 #1430713 (stock #1563)
Incredible iridescent reds like licks of flame envelope this black Tsutsu-chawan by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Raku-yaki Yohen Tsutsu Chawan (Kiln Altered Raku Tea Bowl). Both texture and coloring, it is unparalleled among similar works I have seen by him. It is 11.5 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter, 10.5 cm (4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Hashimoto Tomonari was born the son of a sculptor and has felt comfortable with the processes of creati...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1430628 (stock #1562)
A long sculptural vessel by Murakoshi Takuma in his signature crystalline green Keyaki-ash glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled “TOBE” (Fly!). A widower, his wife enjoyed growing and arranging flowers. The shape of this vessel he says was inspired by memory of her. It is 54 x 11 x 17 cm (21 x 4-1/4 x 6-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply lives to work with clay. He does not seek to make a living through p...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1430581 (stock #1561)
Kaki-yu swirls over the black glaze belting the reusset colored surface of this quintessential Mashiko plate by Hamada Shinsake enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro-yu Sabi Tsutsu Kaki Sara. It is 11 inches (27.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Hamada Shinsaku was born the second son of Hamada Shoji in Tokyo in 1929. At a very young age his father moved the family to Mashiko, where he would start one of the most successful kilns of the 20th century propagatin...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1430491 (stock #1560)
Tarnished platinum glows dully inside this hollowed bowl scooped out of raw clay by Ogawa Machiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Wan. It is 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter, 7 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Ogawa Machiko was born in Sapporo on the Northern Island of Hokkaido in 1946. She studied under future Living National Treasures Fujimoto Yoshimichi, Tamura Koichi and Kato Hajime at the Tokyo University of Arts, graduating in 1969, then went on...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1430341 (stock #1559)
A Wangata (bowl-shaped) White Raku Tea Bowl by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shiro-Raku Chawan. Blanks of pale gray left by the artists fingers, and a plethora of gray freckles make for an interesting landscape. It is 11.5 to 13 cm (4-1/2 to 5 inches) diameter, 9 cm (3-3/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Hashimoto Tomonari was born the son of a sculptor and has felt comfortable with the processes of creation since...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1430242 (stock #1558)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Mukoyama Fumiya enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Zogan Yusai Fusha-mon Tsubo (Color Inlayed Wind Mill Pattern Tsubo). It is 25 cm (10 inches) diameter, 22 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Mukoyama Fumiya was born in Tokyo in 1960, graduating the Kyoto Ceramic Research institute before apprenticing in Hagi under 15th generation Sakakura Shinbei in 1984. He spent time in Shiga before settling in Mashiko in 1990, establishing his own kiln in 1993. The followi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1430201 (stock #1557)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A fabulous pair of deep sake cps by Nakagawa Jinenbo in the original signed wooden box titled E-Karatsu Guinomi retaining the Shiori and Shifuku. Each is 7 cm (2-5/8) inches tall and in excellent condition. A quintessential Karatsu work by this definitive artist.
Nakagawa Jinenbo (1953-2011) was always fascinated with Karatsu ware, and studied under the great Inoue Toya from the age of 24. Several years later he returned to his hometown to establish a climbing kiln of his own, which he ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #1430144 (stock #1555)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A signature work by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Golden light shines through the silhouette of iron colored trees on the tapering cylinder. It was a design technique developed by this generation. The original rosewood stand is included. The vase is 31 cm (12 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
The Kiyomizu family potters managed one of the most productive workshops in Kyoto’s Gojozaka district throughout the second half of the Edo period. From ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1430041 (stock #1556)
A Kurinuki sculpted ceramic box by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hagi Hai-Kaburi Tobako (Hagi Ash Glazed Ceramic box). It is 18 x 25 x 12.5 cm (7 x 10 x 5 inches) and is 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 b...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1430010 (stock #1554)
A startling form by Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Burijingu-kurei Hanaike (Bizen Breathing Clay Vase). The color varies from an almost raw clay to matte dark char in an almost random manner about the swirling surface. It is quite heavy, the walls very thick, comfortable even with large branches or floral sprays. It is 20.5 cm (8 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Isezaki Jun was born the second son to the prominent Bi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1429966 (stock #1553)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Swirling white brush strokes decorated with dabs of iron like leaves blowing in wind on this square form by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakeme Take Moyo Hoko (Bamboo Pattern on Brush Stroke Square Bottle). It is 10-1/2 inches (27 cm ) tall 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 p...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1429932 (stock #1552)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A very unusual early bottle form vase by Living National Treasure and Mashiko Legend Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled very simply Kabin (vase). Dark swirling clouds decorate the pale glaze, hints of blue at the rim. It is 22 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) 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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1429914 (stock #1551)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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An iconic work in pale white by Living National Treasure Tsukamoto Kaiji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Karakusa Hachi (white porcelain bowl with Chinese Grass Design). The execution is breathtaking, so perfectly formed it demonstrates clearly the talent for which he was named a Living National Treasure. It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3 inches) tall and is in excellent condition.
Tsukamoto Kaiji (1912-1990) was fascinated with Song period Hakuji and Se...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1429881 (stock #1550)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Red drips slide down the dark Tenmoku glaze on this small Tsutsu-chawan tea bowl by Living National Treasure Ishiguro Munemaro enclosed in a wooden box signed by his student and future Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi titled Ishiguro Munemaro Saku Tenmoku-yu Samon Chawan. It is 10 cm (4 inches) diameter, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Ishiguro Munemaro (1893-1968) was born into a wealthy family in Toyama, and spent his childhood surrounded by precious Chinese cerami...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1429847 (stock #1549)
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Simple arcs of bent-grass in iron decorate this large bowl by living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tetsu-e Chawan. It is 14.8 cm (6 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition. It comes with a clipping from a newspaper announcing the naming of Uichi as Living National Treasure in 1985.
Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was born in Kyoto the son of a ceramic dealer. Discarding the family business he apprenticed in plastic ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1429722 (stock #1548)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Shattered gold sheets meld into the yellow glaze on this Yunomi tea-cup by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The cup is 3 inches (7.8 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. Sh...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1429662 (stock #1547)
Gosu pink and blue cover the domed-lid of this iconic iron bound rectangular box by Kawai Kanjiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shinsha Kusabana Hako (Box of floral design with Red Copper Glaze). It is 16 x 22 x 14 cm (6-1/4 x 8-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches) 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 K...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1429552 (stock #1546)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Five Sake Cups by the ;legendary Okabe Mineo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seto-Te Hai. The cups hav a very intimate feel, tiny, just enough room for a shot, each in a different style of Mino ware: Shino, E- Shino, Ki-Seto, Nezumi Shino, and Ao-Oribe. Each cup is 4.5 cm (1-3/4 inches) diameter and all are in excellent condition. It even includes the artists biography from the time, still early in his career, likely 1950s.
Okabe Mineo (1919-1990) was born the first s...