To celebrate the imminent arrival of Autumn, and such a lovely season here in Kyoto, here are five Bizen tokkuri: L-R, Kondo Masahiko (Sold), Abe Anjin (Sold), Yamashita Joji, Yokoyama Shinichi (Sold) and Kaneshige Jumpei. All in perfect condition with signed boxes except the Yokoyama, and all are… More
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Fujiwara Ken(1924-1977)–a gallery favorite; more about him in our archives. Here is a rare open-faced summer chawan in perfect condition; the placement in the kiln was precise as to give the pool a ‘cool’ ‘clay flavor’ look while the outside is covered in goma… More
Take the heat off the summer by chilling one of these and then the pour……each in perfect condition, prices noted on base, 11-11.7cm.tall, signed on side with signed boxes.
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One of Japan’s most important ceramic artists is Bizen’s Kakurezaki Ryuichi–those of you who know know and if not then please visit our archives or e-yakimono.net. Here is a dark iron-slip coated–thus Black Bizen–tall vase-vessel that was fired in a prime spot in… More
Bizen’s second Living National Treasure was Fujiwara Kei(1899-1983); he was named a LNT in 1970. Here is a rather ‘jimi’ quiet Fujiwara tokkuri with fine ‘clay flavor’ and a smooth feel in the hand. In perfect condition with a signed box, 12.8cm.tall, signed on base.
Bizen’s second Living National Treasure was Fujiwara Kei (1899-1983); he was named a LNT in 1970. Most of his works either show Bizen characteristics of goma–sesame or yohen–kiln changes or hidasuki–straw markings-firings which is the reason this jar is very rare, fired with… More
Dating to the early 1990s this is a Bizen yohen earred-vase—with Attitude–by Kakurezaki Ryuichi. In perfect condition with a signed box, 24cm.tallx20cm. ear-to-ear x 14cm, signed on base, EMS included. The Hamada Shoji set–one flask–there were originally two–and five… More
This Mori Togaku large tokkuri is from one of the most important firings in all of Japanese ceramic history, his 1992 second 52-meter-O-gama-kiln firing. What is so special is the goma-sesame natural-ash glazing, just divine. This is only the 2nd one I’ve seen from that firing with the first… More
Kaneshige Sozan (1909-1995, real name Shichirozaemon) played many roles throughout his long career, the first beginning when he was 18. That’s when he started to help his already famous elder brother Toyo (1896-1967)– who in 1956 was designated a Living National Treasure for Bizen ware… More