Here are two chawan from two of the finest chawan ceramic artists in Japan today, Shigaraki by Furutani Kazuya and Shino by Arimoto Kuugen. Arimoto (b.1963) is based in Hiroshima, yet uses the finest Mino mogusa clay that he personally went to locate in the hills of Tajimi. Arimoto is a passionate… More
Furutani--130,000 yen and Arimoto--270,000 yen
A RYYG favorite for his wispy/wonderful clay, Yokoyama Naoki produces shizen-nerikomi (natural marble) works in many forms and here are two chawan(The first #8 On Reserve) with exceptional shizen-nerikomi ‘flavors’—very shibui. Ranging from 9-10cm.tallx12.14cm. wide, signed on… More
Kukuri, Kani, Okaya, and Ohira are the names of places in Gifu prefecture where the classic Shino wares of the late 16th C. were fired; the greatest kiln being that of Mutabora. The relationship between Shino and the Way of Tea has basically continued on to this very day. Of course there was a… More
Yamaguchi Masato (b. 1978) is a sixth-generation Seto ceramic artist who is facing the challenge of bringing his family’s tradition into the present; quite frankly he’s succeeding brilliantly and we hope to have more works in the future. For now here are two Oribe chawan, one black and… More
120,000 yen each.