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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 #1403507 (stock #1337)
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An image of a warriors helmet as if just excavated from a millennium underground by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 17.5 cm (7 inches) diameter, roughly the same height. The image s based on Haniwa funerary objects. The Haniwa are terracotta clay figures of people, animals, and houses which were deposited at Japanese tombs during the Kofun period (3rd to 6th century) in Japan. Haniwa were created according to the wazumi technique, in which mounds of coiled cla...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1403328 (stock #1338)
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Leaf images in various seasonal shades decorate the raw earth of these expertly crafted dishes by legendary artist Kitaoji Rosanjin, the set enclosed in a double box, the inner box the original age darkened kiri-wood box signed by Rosanjin, the outer box later covered in black lacquer showing the esteem for which both this dish set and box were afforded. On bottom is the star mark, indicating these were made for use in his restaurant. Each dish is roughly 18.8 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter and in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1403230 (stock #1336)
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A circular basin engraved with enigmatic forms and moon-like crescents by Kato Reikichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Outside is smooth black glaze, while within is highly textured red and blue over white. Excellent for a summer flower display, it is 39.5 cm (15-1/2 inches) diameter, 5.7 cm (2-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kato Reikichi was born in 1953 the 22nd generation of an unbroken line of potters spanning back to the Keicho era in the Momoyama period....
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1403194 (stock #1335)
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An exquisite work of micro-calligraphy by young female artist Tamura Seito IV enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Karakusa moyo koro. It is roughly 4 inches tall and in new condition. Tamura Seito is a fourth-generation potter and chosen to inherit the tradition of Saiji micro-calligraphy for the Tamura family. She graduated Tsukuba University in 2004, then began to study under Tamura Keisei. In 2007 she graduated the Ishikawa prefectural Kutani Research Center and began a fell...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1402607 (stock #1334)
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An organic form like some wavering anemone built from tiny curls of rolled ceramic bound together with slip by female artist Furui Akiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Sou Katachi (Following the shape) dating from 2017. It is built of hundreds of rolled sheafs of shaved clay covered in a white slip and fused together. The amount of work which goes into each sculpture is obvious, making her work great value. It is 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) long and in new condition.
Furui...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1402501 (stock #1332)
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Hi-iro flame color glows as if still hot among the ash on the surface of this superb closed Jar by Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Tsubo. It is 10 inches (26 cm) tall, 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Otani Shiro was born in Shigaraki in 1936 and graduated the Prefectural School in the ceramics department in 1956, which he followed up with 4 years studying decorating techniques under Morioka Yutaro. He then moved to Kyot...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1402371 (stock #1331)
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Here is a large Uzukumaru shaped tsubo by Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Tsubo. It is 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall, 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Otani Shiro was born in Shigaraki in 1936 and graduated the Prefectural School in the ceramics department in 1956, which he followed up with 4 years studying decorating techniques under Morioka Yutaro. He then moved to Kyoto where he studied at the Municipal Ceramics Research Facility, wher...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1402329 (stock #1330)
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A Capricious sculpture like a colorful head towel removed yet retaining its shape by pioneering 20th century female artist Matsuda Yuriko signed on the base and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kinrande Utsuwa. It is 9 x 7 x 5 1/2 Inches (22 x 17 x 14 cm) and in excellent condition.
Matsuda Yuriko was born in Ashiya, Hyōgō Prefecture in 1943nd lives and works in Oshino, Yamanashi Prefecture. Yuriko is an avid exhibitor; it is a wonder she has time to do any work at a...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1402225 (stock #972)
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Ash forms enigmatic shapes on this exquisite cocoon shaped wall vase by Yamada Jozan IV enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 cm (3 inches) diameter, 6 inches(16 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Yamada Jozan IV was born into the house of third generation Living National Treasure Yamada Minoru in 1954. He graduated the Tokoname High Ceramics Course in 1973, before entering Osaka University of art. Disappointed with the university scene he left to work under his father, ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1402178 (stock #1328)
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A superb example of the mature style of legendary artist Kanjiro Kawai dating circa 1948 enclosed in a kiri-wood box annotated by his daughter and former head of the Kawai Kanjiro Museum Kawai Koha. A floral spray in Gosu colors decorates the white covering the simple elevated form. The bowl is 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) diameter, 11.3 cm (4-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kawai Kanjiro was a true artist by nature, and together with Hamada Shoji, set a pattern of study for modern...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1402159 (stock #1327)
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Combs teeth have been dragged through the glaze of this stately bowl by one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Kanjiro Kawai. A fine example of this artists work circa 1938 enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kushime-wan. Two similar works are held in the Katsukawa collection and published in the biblical tome by the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art. This is 11 cm diameter, 8.5 cm tall and in excellent condition.
Kawai Kanjiro was a true artist by natur...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1401613 (stock #1326)
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A hand sculpted sake flask by Kaneta Masanao coered in lavender tinted white glaze and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 cm (5 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kaneta Masanao likely needs no introduction, certainly one of Hagi is most well known names, he has been displayed both nationally and internationally innumerable times. His pieces are in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum and Museum of Modern Art Broo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1401612 (stock #1325)
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A charred sake flask turned on a wheel then paddled flat by Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Tokkuri. It is 12 cm (5 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Isezaki Jun was born the second son to the prominent Bizen family of Isezaki Yozan. With his older brother Mitsuru he studied the plastic arts under the fierce tutelage of his father. He has displayed consistently at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Japanese Crafts Exhibition) since 1961 and was...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1401611 (stock #1324)
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A charred bottle by Isezaki Jun enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1975. It is 26 cm (10 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Isezaki Jun was born the second son to the prominent Bizen family of Isezaki Yozan. With his older brother Mitsuru he studied the plastic arts under the fierce tutelage of his father. He has displayed consistently at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Japanese Crafts Exhibition) since 1961 and was recipient of the coveted Kaneshige Toyo p...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1401533 (stock #1322)
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A faceted vase by Hamada Shinsaku enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kake-ai-yu Mentori Kabin (Faceted vase with two glazes). It is 15.5 cm (6 inches) tall, 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Hamada Shinsaku was born the second son of Hamada Shoji in Tokyo, 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 propagating the Mingei philosophy of function as the basis f...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1401443 (stock #1321)
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A large circular platter featuring a built in “wing” by important contemporary artist Fukami Sueharu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 42 cm (16-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Fukami Sueharu is synonymous with seihakuji celadon. Born in Kyoto in 1947, he graduated the Kyoto Ceramics Research School in 1965. It was in 1981 that he was first recognized followed by grand prize at the Chunichi International Ceramics Exhibition the following year. In ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1401002 (stock #1317)
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A Pottery box by pioneering female artist Tsuboi Asuka made as a flowing roll of golden brocade inspired by traditional textiles enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 19 x 15 x 17 cm (7-1/2 x 6 x 6-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Tsuboi Asuka was born in Osaka in 1932, but the family moved to Tokyo when she was 12. She graduated the prestigious and progressive Jiyu Gakkuen (A progressive girls School established in 1921) then moved to Kyoto in 1953, Kyoto, the cit...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1401000 (stock #1316)
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Jigen Tobako Ceramic Box decorated with a combination of his Time and Space themes with silver Mist exhibited at Takashimaya Department store in 1997 wrapped in a specially fitted silk bag with the Takashimaya pamphlet and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 x 6 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches (22.5 x 16 x 18.5 cm) and in excellent condition. The time of this production marks a turning point in his production we see a combination hear of the time and space theme which dominated his work in ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1400891 (stock #1315)
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An exceptional work by Kondo Takahiro, three sided decorated with concentric squares triangles and circles in rushing fields of blue wrpped in a yellow cloth pouch and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Jikku tsubo. It is 59 cm (2 feet) tall and in excellent condition enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Created in 1994 it was exhibited at Takashimaya Department Store Gallery that same year in the exhibition "Blue Time 1200". It is also published in the book Kondo Takahi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1400660 (stock #1312)
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Two lug handles leap from the sides of this traditional form by Karatsu Legend Nakagawa Jinenbo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Chossen Karatsu Mimitsuki Hanaire. Mottled glaze covers the rough clay darkened by flame with flashes of white and blue and crispy chunks of ash and debris clinging to the sides. It is a work which embodies the best of this highly sought artist. The vessel is 9 inches (23 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Nakagawa Jinenbo (1953-2011) was al...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1400450 (stock #1308)
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A heavy Oribe vessel of thickly molded clay covered in swatches of matte white and crystalline green spattered with iron by Koie Ryoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Hanaire. An exemplary sample of this important artists style, it is roughly 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in excellent condition, dating circa 1993.
Koie Ryoji, was born in Tokoname in 1938 and graduated the Tokoname industrial school before moving on to work at a tile factory in 1957, where he would los...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1400297 (stock #1307)
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It is a privilege to introduce this incredible sculpture by the young female ceramicist Furui Akiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tsubomi (bud) dating from 2017. It is made up of hundreds of rolled sheafs of shaved clay covered in a white slip and fused together. The amount of work which goes into each sculpture is obvious, making her work great value.
Furui Akiko was born in Aichi prefecture in 1987. She graduated the Aichi University of Education in 2010, and had h...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1399874 (stock #1306)
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An unusual Suiteki Water Dropper by Avant-garde artist Fujihira Shin enclosed in a cloth bound box typical of Department Store Exhibition sales signed by the artist dating circa 1987 titled Suiteki, Fukuju Muryo (Waterdropper, Unbounded Fortune). The same four characters guard the four corners of the work itself. Is it a square Enso Zen image? Or perhaps a traditional wooden sake cup overflowing with joy? Whatever it is, it is up to you to decide. The piece measures 11.5cm (4-1/2 inches) sq...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1399743 (stock #1304)
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Very different from the previous piece just listed, here the tide has pulled away from the rocks leaving htem slick and shiny, an igneous Toban platter by Iga master Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is random, like an act of nature, and pays tribute to the material while bringing the tradition into the 21st century. The plate is 45 x 30 cm (17-1/2 x 12 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Atarashi Kanji was born in Osaka in 1944, and graduated the Osaka Co...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1399710 (stock #1305)
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A menagerie of 12 comic creatures grin back at us as we pour another cup of sake from this Tokkuri decorated by world renowned woodblock artist and painter Clifton Karhu enclosed in the original wooden box also decorated on all facets with the same humorous creatures as well as a self portrait on the lid captioned EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY. It is 17.5 cm (7 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction to Japanese living stationed in Sasebo d...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1399689 (stock #1303)
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Like a fossilized ammonite excavated from some dry desert pit, dry green glass leaves off to arid cracked earth on this swirling vessel by Atarashi Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is a powerful work with sensational textures. 26 cm (10 inches) diameter, rising from 7 to 11 cm (3 to 4-1/2 inches) high at the shoulder. Due to the convoluted shape and extreme temperatures there are stress fractures born from the firing process.
Atarashi Kanji was born in Osaka in 1944, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1395357 (stock #1296)
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A selection of three sake cups by Tanoue Shinya encapsulating the various characters fo this artists work. Each comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 700 dollars for all three or:
a) White W2.5(7cm) H2(5cm) 250.00
b) Blue W3.5(9cm) H2(5cm) 300.00
c) White W3(8cm) H1.5(4cm) 250.00
Tanoue Shinya was born in Kyoto, the cultural heartland of Japan in 1976. He garnered a BA from Doshisha University in Theology, and after two years in a textile company, an Assoc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1394480 (stock #1294)
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One of the most popular artists, here is a chance to add a dish by Wada Morihiro in his signature cedar pattern enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saido Sugi Moyo Sara. It is 10-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches (26.5 x 22.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Wada Morihiro (1944-2008) was born in Hyogo prefecture and studied at the Kyoto Municipal University of Art in 1967. He would study under Tomimoto Kenkichi, Kiyomizu Rokubei, Fujimoto Masamichi (Nodo). He worked at a communal kiln ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1394282 (stock #1293)
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A Tenmoku Hanging vase by the living master of that genre, Kimura Morikazu, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tetsuyu Kohen Kake-hana-ike. The lozenge form features two lug handles in the shape of a traditional Waniguchi Japanese Shrine Gong. It is 7-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 2 inches (19 x 16.5 x 5.5 cm) nd in excellent condition, retaining the original shiori and wrapping cloth.
Kimura Morikazu was born to the house of a Kyo-yaki potter and studied under Ishiguro Munemaru, He esta...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1394223 (stock #1291)
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Squash flowers and dilapidated leaves decorate this huge basin by Miyake Yoji bearing a label for the 1997 Nihon Togeiten on the bottom and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nuki-e Ginsai Kabocha-mon Hachi. A major work, it is 50 cm (20 inches) diameter, 14.5 cm (6 inches) deep and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Miyake Yoji was born in Shimane in 1950, He studied from 1974 under Ito Kosho, establishing himself as an i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #1394212 (stock #1292)
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Grapes in lavender on white decorate this early cloth textured vessel by Miyake Yoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nuno-me Budo-mon Kabin and dating circa 1981. A rare find, showing the development of this artists unique style. It is 25.5 cm (10 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Miyake Yoji was born in Shimane in 1950, He studied from 1974 under Ito Kosho, establishing himself as an independent artist three years later in Mashiko. In 1979 his work was acc...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1394045 (stock #1289)
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Elegant imagery in rusty orange decorates the yellow body of this small vase by important artist and Living National Treasure Tokuda Yasokichi I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall and in excellent condition. A very difficult artist to find, this is a rare opportunity.
Tokuda Yasokichi I (1873 –1956)was born into a family of textile dyers in Ishikawa prefecture, but entered the ceramics world under the tutelage of his Brother Matsumoto Sahei, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Figural : Pre 2000 item #1394037 (stock #1288)
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An unusual image in deep aubergine color by Living National Treasure Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ushi Okimono. It is 11 inches (28 cm) long and in excellent condition.
Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) was designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Kutani glazes, Yasokichi, born Masahiko, has gone a step further than many National Treasures by broadening his spectrum with a new style of Kutani ware. Masa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1393753 (stock #1287)
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An oil spot vessel by the living master of that craft, Kimura Morikazu, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Here the simple form with elongated neck is covered in a tight pattern of silver spots over black. A superb example. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Kimura Morikazu was born to the house of a Kyo-yaki potter and studied under Ishiguro Munemaru, He established his first kiln in the Gojo Zaka area of Kyoto in 1947, moving to Fukui in 1976. He is...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1393728 (stock #1286)
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A cloud of terracotta clay floats over rays of white emanating down through the gray body of this object by Kawasaki Chitaru enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Light Cloud. The complete lack of glaze accentuates the rich color of the clay body, tiny “tombo-no-me” (dragonfly eyes) salting the surface. It is 20 x 12.5 x 23 cm (8 x 5 x 9 inches ) and in excellent condition, with the artist name and date engraved on the side.
Kawasaki Chitaru (born in Hiroshima, 1938) has ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1393630 (stock #1285)
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An exquisite hakuji porcelain bowl by Kawase Chikushi (Takeshi) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Botan Moyo Hai. The imagery of stylized peony are raised from the surface only visible by the shadow of white on white. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. A perfect theme for winter and celebrating the New year.
Kawase Chikushun II (born Junichi, 1923-2007) was a second generation Kyoto born potter, the son of Kawase Chikushun I (Chikuo, 1894-198...