Takeuchi Seijiro (1921-1979) was a Mingei potter based in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture who had a deep connection with the Mingei Movement and all its main leaders in all genres as well as the beautiful Ohara Museum also in Kurashiki. He worked at regional mingei style kilns first gaining… More
Murata Gen(1904-1988) was one of the greatest Mashiko potters of the 20th century. as many visitors to RYYG know, and simply one of the greatest mingei potters ever. For more on Murata please see this link: http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/murata-gen-pt-2004.html Here is a honest, sturdy and… More
Here is a most wonderful tsubo-large jar trio, left Shigaraki’s Furutani Kazuya(On Reserve), middle the largest Shimaoka we’ve ever seen(On Reserve), and right an indigo blue Shino by Sakai Hiroshi (three smaller works too, vase, tokkuri(Sold) and guinomi(Sold)). All in perfect… More
Here is a Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) tokkuri of the highest order in terms of firing, simply stunning with his signature jomon inlaid rope patterns for which he was named a Living National Treasure in 1996. In perfect condition with a signed box, 14.2cm.tall x10cm, stamped on base.
Here is a very shibui Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) jar dating to the 1970s; this shibui Shimaoka style is a RYYG favorite. It’s 28.5cm.tallx 23cm., stamped on base. Shimaoka was named a Living National Treasure in 1996 for his zogan-inlay style, seen on this work. The richly-fired guinomi is… More
Matsui Kosei (1927-2003) was designated a Living National Treasure for his neriage marbled ware in 1993. Here is a early-mid 1970s spiraling pattern Matsui jar in perfect condition with a signed box, 32.2cm.tallx29cm., stamped on base where there is a superficial firing crack.
Here is a classic and very handsome persimmon-glazed jar by Hamada Shoji (1894-1978)–a museum piece in perfect condition. It’s 29.7cm.tallx24.2cm. with the original signed box, EMS included. Also we have two sets of five-each Hamada tea cups-kumidashi–box is signed by a gallery,… More
Mingei potter Ueda Tsuneji (1914-1987) was master of the Kinozara-yama kiln in Kyoto which he opened in 1936. An apprentice of Kawai Kanjiro, Ueda studied the difficult mosaic-marbled style known as neriage or nerikomi with the great Kawai who reinvented this Chinese T’ang dynasty style…. More