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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 : Contemporary item #1287458 (stock #818)
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Lavender tinges the fawn sides of this superb ceramic box by Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 x 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches (30 x 16.5 x 16 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Masano 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 ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1286521 (stock #816)
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An unusual twisted form covered in natural ash glaze by Mashiko die-hard Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 x 5 x 11-1/2 inches (13 x 13 x 29 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Matsuzaki Ken was born in Tokyo in 1950, and grew up in that dynamic post war era where tradition and modernity were at constant loggerheads. He graduated Tamagawa University in 1972, and moved to Mashiko to take up an apprenticeship under (to be) Living National Treasure Shimaoka T...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1284804 (stock #813)
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Gold highlights the floral splash on this bottle form Mashiko vase by Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4 x 4 x 9-1/2 inches (11 x 11 x 24 cm) and in excellent condition.
Matsuzaki Ken was born in Tokyo in 1950, and grew up in that dynamic post war era where tradition and modernity were at constant loggerheads. He graduated Tamagawa University in 1972, and moved to Mashiko to take up an apprenticeship under (to be) Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo;...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1283429 (stock #812)
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Yellow glaze covers this roughly formed Tokkuri by Multi-discipline Mashiko based potter Matsuzaki Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Matsuzaki Ken was born in Tokyo in 1950, and grew up in that dynamic post war era where tradition and modernity were at constant loggerheads. He graduated Tamagawa University in 1972, and moved to Mashiko to take up an apprenticeship under (to be) Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo; ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1282057 (stock #809)
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A silver mist box with glass lid by Kondo Takahiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 4-1/2 x 3 x 4-1/2 inches (11.5 x 7 x 11.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Takahiro (b. 1958) was born the grandson of Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo. However he graduated Hosei University not with a degree in sculpture or crafts, but in Literature. From there he studied at the Kyoto Prefectural Technical Institute of Ceramics, followed by a year at the Kyoto Municipal Inst...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1281319 (stock #806)
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A crinkled metallic glaze covers this chawan Tea Bowl by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) tall 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 Exhibition. In the...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1281310 (stock #805)
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A superb Haiyu Ko-gama Chawan by Ueda Naokata enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 2-3/4 (7 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ueda Naokata (1899-1975) succeeded the name Naokata from his father in 1931. He was the first person named intangible cultural property of Shiga prefecture and his efforts to revitalize traditional Shigaraki firing techniques are incalculable. According to contemporary potter Kanzaki Shiho If you only know two post w...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1280259 (stock #802)
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A strong form has been carved from this block of rough shigaraki clay, a seven sided vessel absent of glaze yet filled with the vibrant colors and textures of the kiln. It is an early work by Shigaraki star Kohyama Yasuhisa amd comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It measures 7 inches (18 cm) tall, 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) across and is in fine condition.
Yasuhisa was born in Shigaraki and grew up among the kilns. After working in ceramics design and industrial kilns, he est...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1279519 (stock #799)
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A combination of craftsmanship and superb firing affects define this large Bizen platter from the O-gama kiln of Konishi Toko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1275112 (stock #793)
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An early piece from the Mudai series by Takiguchi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Unlike his later works which featured stone-like glazes, this glaze is soft and crinkled on the surface, like an undersea life form. It is 15-1/2 x 8 x 10 inches (39 x 20.5 x 25 cm) and is in excellent condition. Kazuo is an exceedingly sought after Kyoto artist, one of the heirs of the original Sodeisha movement. Born in 1953, he studied economics at Doshisha Univesity while making a brief ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1275030 (stock #792)
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Lug handles hang gently from the side of this blue-glazed Hagi vase by Richard Milgrim enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9-1/2 inches (24.5 cm) tall, 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Born in New York in 1955, Richard travelled to Japan in 1977 where he spent a year researching various ceramic traditions here. Returning to Japan in 79, he apprenticed under Iwabuchi Shigeya, and began studying the Way of Tea at Urasenke. His first private exhibitio...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1274324 (stock #573)
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A huge ice-cold blue tinged slab by Suzuki Kenji enclosed in the original signed wooden box perfect for an aray of Sashimi! It is 66 x 28 cm (26 x 11 inches) and is in fine condition. The four half-round feet were added after the firing.
Born into a long line of Kyoto potters, Suzuki Kenji studied initially (as did his brother Takuji) of course under his father Suzuki Kiyoshi. He graduated from the Kyoto University of Fine Arts in 1957 where he studied under Kondo Ryuzo, Tomimoto Kenki...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1272124 (stock #789)
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A beautiful example of Oni Shino by world famous Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in a wooden box signed by his student Ayukai Kogetsu. Wild glazing and a dark burn on the rim define the work, showing reason for this artists great demand. Signed on the base it is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a painter, calligrapher, sculptor and musician. Born in Niigata pref...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1271834 (stock #708)
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An angular pottery form covered in Seto glaze by Kawamoto Taro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The pierced sides are reminiscent of an oki-goro (an incense burner placed over a dish in which incense burns). It is 18 x 8 x 9 inches (46 x 20 x 23 cm) and in excellent condition, consistent with works dating from the later 80s.
Kawamoto Taro (b 1955) graduated Aichi prefectural art university in 1977. He has been exhibited and awarded at many national and international events i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Pre 2000 item #1270780 (stock #787)
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A sake set by Takauchi Shugo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shugo Shuni Sono Ni, Aka-e and dated 1999. The box contains two cups, one tall and thin, one short and stout, and one Tokkuri, all in similar design. The set was from a solo exhibition held at the Nipponbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo, January 1999. The tokkuri is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall, and all are in fine condition. The box contains the original exhibition invitation as well, and has been decorat...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1270477 (stock #785)
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A voluminous Tsubo by Yamato Yasuo enclosed in the original wooden box titled Hagi Bisai Kohiki-kake Tsubo and dating circa 1990. It is 14 inches (36 cm) diameter, 12 inches (31 cm) tall and in fine condition. Due to size this piece will require special shipping consideration.
It is likely no collector of Hagi will need an introduction to this innovative artist. Yamato Yasuo was born in 1933 to a long line of Hagi potters. He learned under his father Harunobu and grandfather Shoroku. ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1269696 (stock #782)
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A Thickly glazed spirally faceted Shino Tsubo by Hayashi SHotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1985. It is 15 inches (37 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Shotaro is perhaps one of Japans true genius potters, moving far beyond tradition, glaze research and firing technique, to a place of inception. He first began with a 7 year apprenticeship under his older brother Kotaro, ending when he established his own kiln in 1974. Since then his list of exhibitions an...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1268964 (stock #780)
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A Kakehana hanging vase by Living National Treasure Miwa kyusetsu XI enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, roughly the same height and in excellent condition.
Kyusetsu was born the third son of Miwa Setsudo, and studied first with his Brother and father, and later (at the age of 31) with Kawakita Handeishi. He was named an intangible cultural property in 1983 (Living National Treasure). Works by him line the shelves of some of the most important ...