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.
Tanoue Shinya, a RYYG favorite, starting making chawan and here’s one of those that will also be in the ad mentioned in the Hashimoto listing, along with the Setsu Junji works shown here as well; a Kyoto trio. The chawan is in perfect condition, 10.5cm.tallx14.5., signed on base, signed box.
Tsuji Seimei(1927-2008) was a ceramic artist who walked with the gods; his work is pure Japanese aesthetics; more about this extremely important potter can be read at e-yakimono.net and he also had a large retrospective exhibition in Tokyo recently at The National Museum of Modern Art, Crafts… More
Isezaki Koichiro(b.1974) is a rising Bizen star taking forms into new directions; he studied sculpture at university and that combined with his sensitive being–and being the son of LNT Isezaki Jun–has nurtured his creations to a high level of refinement. This deep-organic chawan shows… More
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
The left rounded one was hand-coiled and made by Furutani Kazuya. The right was thrown and made by Takahashi Rakusai V: both superb firings and forms. The Furutani is Sold and the Takahashi is Sold; both in perfect condition with signed boxes, additional photos on request.
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