Those who have followed RYYG know our admiration for the late Furutani Michio(1946-2000). With that said here is the largest Furutani henko we’ve ever handled by far, it’s 55cm.tallx62cm.acrossx14c.deep, there are firing cracks and repairs that only add character as such a work was… More
Here is a rare firing of a Shigaraki tokkuri by the late, great Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008). It has exhibition stickers on the base, so was a favored piece to exhibit; full ripe form. In perfect condition, 14,2cm.tallx10.5cm. wide, signed on base.
180,000 yen including EMS
Consisting of twelve individual vessels bonded together Tsujimura Kai(b.1976) has created a ‘towering’ sculpture showing all the gritty-natural kiln effects he’s known for. Of the twelve vessels half hold water, yet alone this is an engaging piece of ceramic art. In perfect… More
A very Japanese size for small tidbits or tea sweets here is a set of five very earthy leaf plates by Tsujimura Kai. Hoping the photo with one in hand gives a scale reference; all in perfect condition, signed on base, no box–yet if desired can be made, extra charge though.
Tsuji Seimei(1927-2008) was a ceramic artist who walked with the gods; his work is pure Japanese aesthetics; a retrospective exhibition was held at The National Museum of Modern Art Crafts Gallery, Tokyo last autumn. More about him at www.e-yakimono.net yet that site appears to be down (as is… More
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… More
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
“Koyama Kiyoko(b.1936) was born far from Shigaraki in Nagasaki prefecture; she came to Shigaraki when she was eighteen and then spent some time in Kyoto studying about Kenzan and sometsuke blue and white wares. At the age of twenty-seven she decided to pursue Shigaraki and thus entered a very… More