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 : Vases : Contemporary item #1426912 (stock #1517)
A sculpture of assembled ceramic shards by Yorigami Munemi in mottled moon colors enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Recreations, Futatsu no Hankyu Tai (Two hemispheres). It is 28 cm (11 inches) diameter, 10 cm (4 inches) tall and in fine condition.
Yorigami Munemi was born in Kyoto in 1944, but went to Tokyo to study gardening at the Tokyo University of Agriculture, graduating in 1967. Two years later he apprenticed in ceramics under Yagi Kazuo, founding member of the av...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1426877 (stock #1516)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$1,400.00
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Gold seems to shatter into a thousand shards on the deep green surface of this large vase by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yuri Kinsai Hanatate. The image reminds me of looking into the murky depths of the pond for brilliant glints of passing koi, the sun reflecting off the water in golden shards. It is 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition complete with shiori and stamped shifuku.
From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1426874 (stock #1514)
A large bowl by important contemporary porcelain artist Yagi Akira enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The shape is very elegant, with stiffly rising sides leading to an abrupt undulating rim in soft celadon green. A striking silhouette, it is 22 cm (8-1/2 inches) diameter, 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
This name is a must have in any collection of modern Japanese Pottery. Akira was born in Kyoto in 1955, son of avant-garde Yagi Kazuo (1918-1979) one of...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1426776 (stock #1515)
A peacock stands among abstract patterns, drying fish, birds and geometrics on this large dish by Ito Hokuto with Shiori and Shifuku enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yusai Iro-e Kin Gin Sai Hakkaku Zara (Silver, Gold and Colored Glaze 8-Sided Dish). It is 42 cm (16-1/2 inches) across and in excellent condition.
Ito Hokuto was born in the Nakano ward of Tokyo in 1961, and grew up in a prolific time which defined modern Japan and Japanese pop culture. He graduated the Toky...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1426511 (stock #1513)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$2,400.00
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A sculpture of unglazed white porcelain and wood by Yagi Akira enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Jiki CLOD 92-13 (Porcelain Mass CLOD 92-13) exhibited at Gallery Koyanagi in Tokyo’s fashionable Ginza district in 1992. The original exhibition invitation card, featuring this piece, is included. The stand is 18 inches (46 cm) long an all is in excellent condition.
This name is a must have in any collection of modern Japanese Pottery. Akira was born in Kyoto in 1955, son o...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1970 item #1426423 (stock #1512)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$2,850.00
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A wonderful early work by Hara Kiyoshi awarded at the 1962 Nihon Dento Kogeiten Traditional Crafts Exhibition enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ume-mon Hachi (Plum Patterned Basin). It is covered in a foamy blue-white glaze, the body sculpted like the five petals of a plum blossom. The dish is 43.5 cm (17 inches) diameter and is in excellent condition. It comes with the original catalog (published on page 1) as well as the original gold award label. This is a very rare opport...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1425787 (stock #1511)
A haunting white tower by Kato Kiyoyuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box complete with shiroi. It is quite large at 54 cm (21-1/4 inches) and is in excellent condition. Although the size would make one expect it to be heavy, it is incredibly light. Deceptive….Intriguing…It feels more like a sculpture than a vase, a hallmark of this artist. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Kato Kiyoyuki was born in 1931, the heir to a long-established tile-maki...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1425696 (stock #1510)
A wide bowl by Sugiura Yasuyoshi enclosed in a Department store cloth bound box signed and titled by the artist Hakusho Saimon Hachi (Bowl in color and white decoration). It is 7 inches (17.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition.
Sugiura graduated advanced studies under future Living National Treasures Tamura Koichi and Fujimoto Nodo (Yoshimichi) at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music ceramic art department in 1975. His work is overtly influenced by natural themes, and ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1425695 (stock #1509)
A very unusual spiraling form studded with long spikes like the branches of the Japanese Natsu-mikan tree in pastel colors by Sugiura Yasuyoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Sora ni Kataru Tsubo (Vessel Speaking to the Sky). Despite the unusual shape, it makes an excelent instrument for a single flower (Ichirin) display. It is 27 cm wie, 32 cm tall (10-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. Work by this artist is very difficult to acquire and I am very happy t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1425628 (stock #1508)
The surface of this bowl is like polished rust, shot through with various shades and glimmering with mottled colors, the base iridescent red. It is by rising star Hashimoto Tomonari and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled: Untitled Utsuwa (vessel). It is 11 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter. After forming and sculpting the shapes, they are bisque fired, then glazed and fired again at a relatively low temperature (Betwe...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1425125 (stock #1507)
A wan-gata black Raku Chawan Tea bowl with silver foot about which iridescent rust seems to flame up, as if the bowl is still cooling, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The genuine silver foil has been applied by the artist to the foot where the glaze had adhered to the kiln tiles during firing. It is 9.5 cm (3-3/4 inches) tall, 12 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this winter.
Hashimoto Tomonari was born the son of a sculptor and has f...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1425111 (stock #1506)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$2,500.00
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An ovaloid hemisphere in deep rust colors by Hashimoto Tomonari enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled, like all his work, “Untitled”. It is 26 cm diameter, 27 cm tall and in perfect condition, directly from the artist this winter. After forming and sculpting the shapes, they are bisque fired, then glazed and fired again at a relatively low temperature (Between 1000 and 1100 degrees, like Raku ware). Then he builds a brick oven around each piece and brings the temperature up to 50...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1425074 (stock #1505)
A quintessential large basin titled Kai no Hachi (Shell Bowl) by legendary female artist Koike Shoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box complete with Shiori and Shifuku wrapping cloth. It is covered in pale white glaze with highlights in gray and silver, and just a few touches of iron. The sculpted dish measures roughly 41 cm (16 inches) diameter, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) at the highest point, and is in excellent condition.
Due to size and fragility, the cost of shipping will be acc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1425069 (stock #1504)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
$590.00
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A set of five long narrow plates by Minami Ayako enclosed in the original signed wooden box upon which is written the titles of each dish. Each dish is uniquely decorated, with Rimpa style waves, flowers in snow, a golden sun peering from behind clouds, the moon rising through the mist, or just swirling colorful clouds. A beautiful set perfect for tapas or small hors d’ oeuvres (or perhaps eel for the daring crowd). Each plate is 6 x 34.5 cm (2-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches) and all are in new condit...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1424863 (stock #1503)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A fabulous porcelain sake set by Minami Ayako from her legendary Yukifusuma (Blanket of Snow) series featuring a brilliant flower peering out from a drift of white, each enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Here both a sake cup and Kataguchi pouring vessel, the cup is 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter. The Kataguchi is 15 x 11 x 9.5 cm (6 inches long) and both are in new condition.
Minami Ayako was born the daughter of Kutani artist Minami Shigmasa in Ishikawa prefecture, 1984. Whil...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1424816 (stock #1502)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Bright Yamaboshi flowers blossom on this slender white cup by Minami Ayako enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Yunomi. It is 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in perfect condition.
Minami Ayako was born the daughter of Kutani artist Minami Shigmasa in Ishikawa prefecture, 1984. While working at the family kiln, she studied, graduating from the Kutani Prefectural Ceramic Research Facility in 2007. The following year her work was awarded at the Kyoto Kogei Crafts Biennale a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1424726 (stock #1501)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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I have seen a lot of work over the last quarter century by Kawai Kanjiro, and among it all, this is an absolute stunner. 'Museum quality' as a quote gets thrown around a lot, but I do not use it lightly. The form, the clarity of the white, the crispness of the lines of color and his obvious deft touch. It ranks among the top ten percent I have seen by this important artist without a doubt. The vessel is 19 x 12.5 x 16.5 cm (7-1/2 x 5 x 6-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition, enclosed in...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1424584 (stock #1500)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Pristine white clay splashed with rivulets of emerald Seihakuji glaze by Tokuda Junko (Yasokichi IV) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kutani Seiji Hanaire. More commonly we see the pieces made in the vein of her father’s style, and I am proud to be able to offer this piece which is both feminine and quite unique to her. It is 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) diameter, 27 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Tokuda Junko (Yasokichi IV) was born the first child of fut...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1424479 (stock #1499)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A large celadon bowl by highly sought artist Fukami Sueharu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled humorously “8” (Hachi in Japanese, the number a homonym for the word bowl). The bowl flares from a small base creating a dramatic silhouette, as if it is about to soar. About the small foot ring the glaze bunches like drapery. This sense of lightness is a fixture of the artists work, and he is well known for his wing like sculptures. It is 21.5 cm (8-1/2 inches) diameter and in exc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1424367 (stock #1498)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A pair of cups in silver and blue with gold by rising star Ichikawa Toru enclosed in the original signed wood box complete with Shifuku and Shiori. Each is roughly 9.5 cm (4 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3-1/4 inches) tall and both are in new condition. There is quite a contrast, fascinating to hold and view. The silver is quite dry and heavily textured, reminiscent of Same-hada (Sharkskin) or Jakatsu (Scorpion and Snake) wares. However, the celadon is smooth and shiny, in a deep, absorbent color...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1424185 (stock #1497)
A bottle decorated with biblical passages by Araki Takako fired at the kiln of Uchida Koichi enclosed in the original wooden box signed by KOichi. It is the introduction of Mary from the book of Luke. The slender bottle itself is very much in the style and color of Koichi, and one might venture to say he had a hand in its making. The biblical passage is the obvious work of Takako, and on bottom is engraved her signature. The vase is 23 cm (9 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Ar...
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1424094 (stock #1496)
A sumptuous wood grain bowl by Tanaka Eiko covered outside in thin black lacquer, the inside clear to best present the exquisite grains of the wood. Her tree of choice is the Horse Chestnut (Jap. Tocchi), which has unparalleled grain patterns, here visible through the black outside as a soft glow about the center of the bowl. Inside black lines like an abstract ink painting decorating the straight grains. She brings the rim up to an extremely thin edge, abrupt, both delicate and challenging. ...
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1424016 (stock #1495)
A sumptuous wood grain bowl by Tanaka Eiko covered outside in red and black lacquer, the lacquer thin enough to allow highlights of the tiger-striped grain to show through. Her tree of choice is the Horse Chestnut (Jap. Tocchi), which has unparalleled grain patterns. A perfectly fitted black lacquered lid with elegant finial covers the bowl. It is 10 cm (4 inches) diameter, signed on the base and comes in her red paper box with shiori card.
Tanaka Eiko was born in Aichi Prefecture in 19...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1423973 (stock #1494)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A Guinomi and Tokkuri by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed in their respective original signed wooden boxes complete with Shiori and Shifuku. The deep well shaped cup rises vertically from the flat base, a dollop of hand crushed foamy feldspar glaze (this one he makes himself) clinging to the rim. The bottle is tall with a smattering of the same yellow green ash on one side, the opposite marked with distinct red hi-iro flame color. The Tokkuri is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall, the cup 7.5 cm (3 inches)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1423972 (stock #1493)
A sake cup and Katakuchi Shuchu sake service of rough Shigaraki clay covered in brilliant green ash glaze by Murakoshi Takuma enclosed respectively in their original signed wooden boxes complete with Shiori and Shifuku. The small cup is perfect for shots of sake, the infamous rice wine which is so easy to drink that it often creeps up on you. Inside a rich emerald lake fills the verdant basin, outside rich red burnt clay. The Shuchu (literal translation Alcohol Pour) undulates violently with d...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1423596 (stock #1492)
Very little in life equals the joy of sipping from a gnarly “Sampson Cup” by the eccentric potter Murakoshi Takuma. Here is one from his most recent firing, which features cobalt along with the iron under the thick ash and feldspathic glazing. The weight is pleasing, and the texture is a thrill for the senses. This one has a certain drunken dance to it. He told me, that while he was making it the shape took on a life of its own, but he was not sure it would survive the firing. Luckily i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1423492 (stock #1491)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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As mentioned before, what I love about the work of Teramoto Mamoru is it is so vivacious and full of life, full of movement. This vase has all that life and movement on a perfect, elegant form. Here also is another dimension, with the pebble textured surface breaking up the reflection of light granting a tactile quality to the silver. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ginasi Hachi (Silver Glazed Bowl) complete with Shiroi and shifuku. The designs of various colors ar...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1423337 (stock #1489)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A bunch of grapes in slight color under shadowy cool leaves decorate the milky white and sand toned surface of this very unusual plate by Kitaoji Rosanjin enclosed in a wooden box annotated by Living National Treasure Arakawa Toyozo dated 1968. It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959) They say adversity is the mother of invention, and Rosanjin can be said to epitomize that expression. Born during the tumultuous first half of the Meiji p...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1423237 (stock #1488)
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A fabulous Bizen Tane-Tsubo Seed Jar in the Momoyama style by Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo enclosed in a wooden box annotated by Kaneshige Kosuke. Beautiful Hi-iro flame coloring brightens the sides and a smattering of yellow flying ash clings to the shoulder about a line of waves. The tsubo is marked on the base with the fundo weight mark of Toyo. It is 23.5 cm (9 inches) tall, 20.5 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
It comes with a photograph of the artist...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1423092 (stock #1487)
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Chidori plovers soar between warm green clouds draped over the rim of this Oribe style bowl by Kitaoji Rosanjin enclosed in a double wood box (Nijubako) annotated by Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo. On the bottom of the bowl is the star mark of Rosanjin, which he used to mark pieces made for his restaurant. The bowl is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. The box is titled Oribe-fu Chawan, Rosanjin-saku (Oribe style bowl made by Rosanjin).
Kitaoji Rosanji...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Contemporary item #1422991 (stock #1486)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Butterflies float among Maple leaves, plum blossoms, camellia and other flowers and featuring minute poems in running calligraphy on this delicate cup and saucer by Tamura Seito (Natsuko) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The saucer is 6 inches (15.5 cm) diameter and all is 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 stud...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1422799 (stock #1485)
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Rich green copper glaze covers the rough Iga clay of this unusual kuri-nuki form by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Oribe Koro retaining the original Shiori and Shifuku. It is roughly 17.5 x 17.5 x 20 cm (7 x 7 x 8 inches) and in excellent condition.
Kishimoto Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Shino, Seto, Oribe, Iga and Celadon, all very different approaches which he masters one at a time, extending ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1422715 (stock #1484)
Every facet is unique on this natural torn shape by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Hanaike ‘Honoka’ or Fire Flower. It is much like a flower in clay, rising up from the bulb, the flowers placed into it the extension of the stalk. It is 32.5 cm (12-3/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kishimoto Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Shino, Seto, Oribe, Iga and Celadon, all very different approa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1422686 (stock #1483)
Built up Crystalized ash glaze clings to the clefts of this bold form by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Shiho Hanaike (Iga four sided vase). It is 16 x 14 x 25 cm (6-1/4 x 5-1/2 x 10 inches) and in excellent condition.
Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Shino, Seto, Oribe, Iga and Celadon, all very different approaches which he masters one at a time, extending his unique view of the arts to new realms...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1422435 (stock #1482)
A fabulous small tsubo by the legendary Takauchi Shugo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled O-hai Tsubo. A striking yellow tinge to the glaze contrasts with the black charring, providing a dynamic stage for the windows of raw clay revealed beneath. It is 21 cm (8-1/4 inches) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition
Takauchi Shugo was born in Tokyo in 1937, opening his kiln in Mashiko at the age of 31. He has exhibited at the Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Trad...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1422326 (stock #1481)
A stately small tsubo by the legendary Otani Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Here, rather than depend upon overt decoration, the artist has allowed the natural textures of the clay, with all it’s inclusions and inconsistencies, to stand proud beneath a thin garment of natural ash glaze. A piece which harkens back to the ancient origins of this pottery tradition. It is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Otani Shiro was born in Shigaraki in 1936 a...