Shigaraki Yabure-Tsubo-Jar by Sawa Kiyotsugu

Shigaraki Yabure-Tsubo-Jar by Sawa Kiyotsugu

Sawa Kiyotsugu(b.1948) is a Shigaraki veteran who makes powerful works, often under the radar of most collectors. Like the famous Iga ripped and torn Yaburebukuro mizusashi from the 16th century, this Sawa jar shares the same unbridled energy. The firing is classic Shigaraki, Sawa uses very rough clay and adds more motion and texture with incised comb markings. In perfect condition–one firing battle-scar–with a signed box, 37cm.tallx29-30cm.

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Sharin–Wheel-T-175–Akiyama Yo

Sharin–Wheel-T-175–Akiyama Yo

This important work by Akiyama Yo traveled in a five-city Japan exhibition (Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto) exhibition celebrating the 110th year or Takashimaya, shown in the catalog photo. It’s 43cm. in all directions. Akiyama (b.1953) is widely considered to be one of the greatest conceptual ceramic artists living today, more about this very important worldwide ceramic artist in our archives or Google.

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Three Bizen Tokkuri by Kakurezaki Ryuichi

Three Bizen Tokkuri by Kakurezaki Ryuichi

Form and firing, all supreme on these three Kakurezaki Ryuichi tokkuri. All recent works and all in perfect condition with signed boxes, prices shown on base photo.(Middle Available)

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Mori Togaku 1980 Bizen Kabura Flask-Vase

Mori Togaku 1980 Bizen Kabura Flask-Vase

A book recorded the historic 1980 Aioi firing of Mori Togaku’s first o-gama(large kiln) and it was not only a creative accomplishment yet also a spiritual undertaking. Here is a piece from that firing, a bold yet subtle kabura (turnip form) vessel with a full smattering of goma coloring on all sides with a hidasuki-straw motif bottom. A rare piece these days in perfect condition with a signed box, 18.2cm.tallx15.3cm. stamped on base. A living legend, please read more about him at www.e-yakimono.net

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Araki Takako and Kumakura Junkichi

Araki Takako and Kumakura Junkichi

Araki Takako (1921-2004) was a very well-respected and collected ceramic artist who pioneered the way for many female artists in Japan. She did many sculptural works, especially of decaying bibles. This slender vase has a passage from the Bible and is a very rare-unique work because it was fired after her passing.  Her estate asked Uchida Koichi to fire some works that remained at her studio, Uchida is a very well regarded/respected ceramic artist. I called Uchida to inquire more, as the
box is signed by him, he told me the above and that there were only about 15 works like this. In perfect condition, signed Takako on base, 23.5cm.tallx8.5.
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