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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 #1350332 (stock #1068)
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A sizeable seihakuji vase by celadon master Fukami Sueharu (b. 1947) enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1985. The vase is roughly 10-1/2 inches (26 cm) tall, 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
The name of Kyotos Sueharu is synonymous with seihakuji celadon. He has been displayed numerous times at the prestigious Nitten, Nihon Togei Ten (National Japanese Ceramic Exhibition) and Nihon Gendai Kogei Ten (National Japanese Modern Crafts Exhibition) amon...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1350263 (stock #1040)
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A whimsical koro by Takauchi Shugo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled oribe Koro. It appears to dance, two arms up in the air with the music, a slight jaunt in its three legged step. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Takauchi Shugo was born in Tokyo in 1937. He opened his kiln in Mashiko at the age of 31. He has exhibited at the Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Traditional Crafts Exhibition, Nihon Togeiten National Ceramics Exhibition and as well as Gen...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1350190 (stock #1066)
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Dollops of clay braced with rackish designs by legendary artist Suzuki Goro, seemingly poured out into the shape of a tea pot and mug, each enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Inside the lid of the teapot the artists has created a self portrait. The Tea Pot is 21 x 15 x 19 cm (8-1/2 x 6 x 7-1/2 inches), the cup 11 x 16 x 12 cm (4-1/2 x 6 x 5 inches) and both are in excellent condition. A highly unusual couple, perfect for morning tea.
Suzuki Goro has a list of shows and prizes t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1350156 (stock #1065)
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Pine trees and Snow Flakes in silver and gold on red by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kin Ginsai Ichirin Tate. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 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 re...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1347670 (stock #1064)
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A striking design on this square plate by Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 inches (23 cm) square and in fine 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 patterns, Tatsuzo set out to create a style unique to himself, resulting in the piece you see here, which is quintessential Tatsuzo. In 1996 he was desi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1347664 (stock #1063)
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A tall oil spot glaze vase by Kimura Morikazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ao Yuteki Tenmoku yu Tsubo. It is 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Kimura Morikazu was born to the house of a Kyo-yaki potter and studied under Ishiguro Munemaru. Morikazu established his first kiln in the Gojo Zaka area of Kyoto in 1947, moving to Fukui in 1976. He is held in the collection of both the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art and the Imperial Household Agency. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1347063 (stock #1060)
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A set of 8 sake cups by members of Sodeisha enclosed in a singular compartmentalized wooden box titled Yose-hai and signed Sodeisha followed by the Sodeisha stamp. Sodeisha (Crawling Through Mud Association) is a group of revolutionary post war ceramic artists whose influence remains strong today. Artists in this set include: Suzuki Osamu, Toba Yoshimasa, Kanaegae Kazutaka, Kawamura Sachiko, Yoshitake Hiromu, Inoue Midori, Nakanishi Kosuke and Tsuji Kanji.
Suzuki Osamu (1926-2001) was, ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1346494 (stock #1058)
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An exquisite tri-faceted Bizen vessel blasted with molten ash by Kakurezaki Ryuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled. Each face not only flares in the center, but joins on a wavy line, a very complicated form, something which challenges the senses as we have come to expect from this experimental artist. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
It is likely that Ryuichi needs no introduction, one of the most well known of Bizen potters, he is interest...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1346120 (stock #1057)
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A traditional shape called Kinuta (fulling block) draped with ochre glaze over charred blacks by Tsukigata Nahiko wrapped in a brocade bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oni Shino Kinuta Hana-Ike which is in turn enclosed in a black lacquered wooden double-wood storage box. A Kinuta (fulling block) is a small wooden mallet used to beat silk into a soft texture. It is a very traditional shape in Japanese pottery. This is 9 inches (23 cm) tall and in excellent condition. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1346117 (stock #1056)
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Bidoro rain down like a glass bead curtain over the terracotta clay of this Shigaraki Tsubo by Takahashi Shunsai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8-1/4 inches (20.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Born in 1927, the second son of renowned potter Takahashi Rakusai III in Shigaraki, Takahashi Shunsai left home to study under Taniguchi Ryosai in Kyoto before returning to Shigaraki to pursue his studies of Shigaraki styles specifically under his father and spent the better pa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1345849 (stock #1055)
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A single bead of green glass hangs like an emerald earring from the “mimi” on this Shigaraki vase by Takahashi Shunsai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 inches (26 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Born in 1927, the second son of renowned potter Takahashi Rakusai III in Shigaraki, Takahashi Shunsai left home to study under Taniguchi Ryosai in Kyoto before returning to Shigaraki to pursue his studies of Shigaraki styles specifically under his father and spent the bett...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1345573 (stock #1053)
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Gold seems to shatter into a thousand shards on the deep green and lavender surface of this large vase by Ono Hakuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 inches (27 cm) tall and 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 carri...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1344769 (stock #1044)
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Another Radical piece by Hayashi Shotaro, this dramatic vessel is inundated in a sea of thick copper glaze, The waves and splashes of green reveal the violent gashes and rough clay creating the surface, catching and pooling the glaze to spectacular effect. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Funagata Kaki (Oribe Boat Shaped Vessel). The piece is 17 inches (43 cm) long, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Shotaro (b. 1947) is one of the bigg...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1344548 (stock #1041)
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Camellia blossom on this flattened form by Ito Motohiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nunome Tsubaki Mon Kabin (Cloth Texture Vase with Camellia Design). It is 10 inches (26 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
The artist is a famous Kasama potter, best known for his nunome pattern and exceptional designs. Motohiko was born in Fukuoka prefecture, 1939, and graduated the Tokyo University of Art in 1964, then moved on to advanced courses there, finishing in 1966. While...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1344403 (stock #1039)
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A very large container of this artist's signature textured gray clay by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Chomon Tsubo (Sculpted Tsubo). Impressive, it is 28 cm (11 inches)diameter, roughly the same height and in excellent condition. For a simiolar piece see the second illustration in "To" volume ten.
Koinuma Michio is a compelling figure unique among contemporary artists. He seems to have no limit to his imagination and creativity, still dazzling us with ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1344206 (stock #1036)
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A dark clay plate covered with rainbow colors by Mihara Ken stamped on the base. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. There is no box.
Mihara Ken was born in Shimane prefecture in 1958, and apprenticed under Funaki Kenji at the age of 23. He has been exhibited and or prized at the All Japan Ceramic Exhibition (Nihon Togei Ten), Asahi Ceramic Exhibition, the National Traditional Crafts Exhibition (Nihon Dento Kogei Ten) as well as the Tanabe Museum Chanoyu no Zokei ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1342522 (stock #1026)
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A seminal work covered in red with black by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 x 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (23.5 x 14 x 24 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 worked as a g...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1341790 (stock #1024)
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An undulating band of gold like an elaborate Nihsijin-ori obi (sash) seems to bind the layers of torn dark clay forming this stacking box by Nakamura Takuo (Baizan III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is comprised of three parts, inside decorated with bright patterns, outside austere but for the sig-sagging line of patterned gold. One is reminded of the antique mens Haori jackets, which were only ever decorated on the inside, always a dark color out. The box is 8 x 6 x 5-1/2 i...