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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 : Contemporary item #1224187 (stock #688)
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Pale Sunset colors show mottled through the grays of this fine vase by important Hagi artist Kaneta Masanao enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 x 7 x 8 inches (25 x 18 x 21 cm) and is in fine 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 ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1223614 (stock #687)
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An Exhibited pottery box by Watanabe kunio enclosed in the original wooden box titled Iro-e Kin/Gin-Sai KiKaMon ToBako. This piece was featured on the exhibition invitation at the Marue Gallery (included). It measures 9 inches (23 cm) across, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and is in excellent condition.
The first time I saw this artists work I was blown away by the precision, skill and beauty inherent. Kunio was born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1967, graduating the top Art school in Japan, The Toky...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1223319 (stock #684)
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Hidashiki lines trhead like lightening from the clouded shoulder of this charred Bizen Sake Flask by Yamamoto Izuru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vessel is 5 inches (135.5 cm) tall, roughly 3-1/2 inches (93 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Yamamoto Izuru was born into the family of famous potter Yamamoto Toshu in 1944. He graduated the sculpture division of Musashino University, then went on to Paris for another two years of sculpting before returning to Bizen t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1222718 (stock #683)
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Charred glaze runs in rivulets, blasted around the sides of this Kamahen Bizen vase by Yamamoto Izuru enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vessel is 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall, roughly 5 inches (13 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Yamamoto Izuru was born into the family of famous potter Yamamoto Toshu in 1944. He graduated the sculpture division of Musashino University, then went on to Paris for another two years of sculpting before returning to Bizen to apprentice und...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Pre 2000 item #1222153 (stock #682)
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It is amazing the number of shades of gray playing across this simple tile-sculpture by Hayami Shiro. Just less than 2 feet (59 cm) tall. There is a small chip in the base (see photos). Due to size shipping will be accrued separately.
Hayami Shiro (b. 1927) was born in Kagawa Prefecture in 1927, and graduated the Tokushima Industrial University in 1949. His first exhibitions did not materialize until 1964, and from there he flourished. From the late 60s he began exhibiting in Nationa...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1221555 (stock #680)
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Air bubbles appear trapped in the glaze like a thin slab of ice. This is a fantastic Chozara by Inoue Yoshihisa enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It measures 30-1/2 x 9 x 1 inches (77 x 23 x 2.5 cm) and is in perfect condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately for this item.
Yoshihisa (b. 1947) studied ceramics under Kiyomizu Rokube VI, certainly one reason for his emphasis on sculptural concerns. His work has often been accepted to the Nitten Nation...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1221220 (stock #677)
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A massive Oribe Slab by Hayashi Shotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Oribe Cho-ho-Zara. It is 25-1/2 x 13 x 4-1/2 inches (65 x 35 x 11.5 cm) and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately for this item.
Shotaro is 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 ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Plates : Contemporary item #1221049 (stock #677)
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The surface of this rough slab is like an eroded plain with rivulets of glass running to a clouded pool in the center, signed along the edge and enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Sugimoto Sadamitsu. It is roughly 20-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 3 inches (52 x 21.5 x 8 cm) and in perfect condition.
Sadamitsu was born in Tokyo in 1935. A strong adherent to the Zen tradition, Sadamitsu established his own kiln at 33, receiving the kiln name from his mentor Daitokuji priest Tachibana Oki. His Ze...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1218434 (stock #666)
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Red highlights the salt glazed body of this multifaceted tsubo by Seto Hiroshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Enseki-yu Tamentori Tsubo. Like stepping stones stomach scales of a snake climb in concentric arcs about the body of the base, the white covering most with red highlighting the edges. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition.
Seto Hiroshi (1941-1994) studied pottery under Living National Treasures Tomimoto Kenkichi and...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1218296 (stock #665)
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A Hakuji Mentori Vase by Takenaka Ko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 13 inches (33 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ko (born 1941) apprenticed under future Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo before establishing his own kiln in 1970. He was the recipient of one of Japans most prestigious awards, the JCS award (Japanese Ceramics Society) in 1980. He was designated an Intangible Cultural Property of Kyoto in 1995 (Mukei Bunkazai or pre...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1218180 (stock #664)
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A Hakuji Mentori Hachi by Takenaka Ko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ko (born 1941) apprenticed under future Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo before establishing his own kiln in 1970. He was the recipient of one of Japans most prestigious awards, the JCS award (Japanese Ceramics Society) in 1980. He was designated an Intangible Cultural Property of Kyoto in 1995 (Mukei Bunkazai or prefectu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1217827 (stock #663)
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A charred Tsubo blasted with ash by Takahashi Rakusai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It reflects the style of early Shigaraki, with an engraved crosshatch belt circling the flaring mouth. The piece is 8 inches (21 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition but for one tiny nick in the base.
Born in Shigaraki in 1900, Rakusai was considered one of the true masters of Shigaraki and Iga-yaki, along with Naokata and later Michio. He worked toward the revival...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1217225 (stock #659)
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Although I do not often use the term, this is a masterpiece by Iga artist Banura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Even under the glaze the texture of the clay is clearly visible, rivulets of green glass arching around the body with slashes of color over the red terracotta. It is thin walled and quite light beguiling the size. The Tsubo is 15 inches (38 cm) tall, roughly 13-1/2 inches (35 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be acc...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1216523 (stock #655)
A set of five E-Karatsu Mukozuke by Nakazato Tarouemon XIII enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Radically brushed birds rise up into the sky, framed by a vertical bars of iron; inside soft earthen white. Each is roughly 3 inches (8 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition, bearing the Tarouemon three star mark on the base.
Nakazato Shigetoshi was born in 1930 the third son of Living National Treasure Tarouemon XII (Muan) of Karatsu fame. He was first ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1211913 (stock #651)
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A powerful Chossen-Karatsu mimitsuki hanaire flower vase by Nakagawa Jinembo (Jinenbo b. 1953) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Licks of blue fire rim the blast of pale white covering the upper reaches of the dark earth. The shape is hammered and beaten by the flame, shinshoku wear from the extreme heat beginning to degrade the lip. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. A rare opportunity to acquire a masterpiece by this highly ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1211807 (stock #650)
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A masterpiece of contemporary clay by one of its true paragons, Furutani Michio, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Very much what we would expect from this artist, it is blasted with a river of ash flowing like a waterfall down the front to disappear into the dark, ash charred haze near the base. Opposite feldspathic inclusions called Shiseki bubble out of the clay between rivulets of the molten ash. The piece is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Furutani Mic...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1204038 (stock #637)
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Enlightenment through contemplation of a stone! Here is one to contemplate, an exceptionally large black void by Takiguchi Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mudai (untitled or without name). It is 24 x 12 x 15 inches (61 x 31 x 39 cm) and is in excellent condition. Two marks are visible in the glaze where it was propped in the kiln for firing. These would tell the artist later where to place the stones to support the object in the correct position (I recall an event in ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1199337 (stock #631)
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A tower of geometric in silver and red by Kawano Eichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The pebble textured surface and straight lines of the side are juxtaposed by the irregular and angular patterns of silver, like the outline of stones leading to a temple cast in shadow across the sides. The vase is 13 inches (33.5 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) square and in fine condition.
Eichi was born in Osaka, 1943, and was raised in the post-war era of huge change. He studied in the p...