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
Miwa Kyusetsu X (1895-1981), later known as Kyuwa, was the first Living National Treasure of Hagi -the second was his younger brother Miwa Kyusetsu XI (Jusetsu). Quite simply, he did what LNT Kaneshige Toyo did for Bizen, or what LNT Nakazato Muan did for Karatsu. He is a legendary figure, and… More
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
Here is an extremely rare sake set featuring works by Akiyama Yo, Kiyomizu Masahiro(Rokube VIII), Matsui Toshio and Yagi Akira. It was hard to photograph the seihakuji(bluish-white porcelain) and the rich Kiyomizu glaze, much better in person. Have you ever seen an Akiyama Yo guinomi? First for… More
Nakamura Rokuro(1914-2004) was the ‘King of Shuki’ for Bizen, shuki meaning sake cups and flasks, and Nakamura’s are held in the highest esteem, obviously, and avidly collected; any shuki collection worthy of the name must have a Nakamura Rokuro piece, period. Nakamura studied… More
To celebrate the 16th edition of Sake Today–just published–RYYG is showing here sixteen sake vessels ranging from the Muromachi period (Ko-Seto with kintsugi) to works recently made; please see captions for the names of the artists (when known) and if any are of interest please email… More
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