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
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
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
Fujiwara Yu(1932-2001) was the fourth Bizen potter to be named a Living National Treasure, that was in 1996. His father, Kei, was also a LNT, the second for Bizen, first was Kaneshige Toyo, third was Yamamoto Toshu and now we have Isezaki Jun. Yu had his own special forms, usually bold and tight,… More