One of Japan’s most important ceramic artists is Bizen’s Kakurezaki Ryuichi–those of you who know know and if not then please visit our archives or e-yakimono.net. Here is a dark iron-slip coated–thus Black Bizen–tall vase-vessel that was fired in a prime spot in… 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.
Quite an extraordinary Bizen sculpture by Kawabata Fumio(1948-) with an exceptional firing scheme. Kawabata is one of Bizen’s outsiders (Yokohama born)—like Kakurezaki—and makes his own Bizen with style and flair. Kawabata is Yokoyama Naoki’s teacher BTW. This piece dates to… More
This Mori Togaku large tokkuri is from one of the most important firings in all of Japanese ceramic history, his 1992 second 52-meter-O-gama-kiln firing. What is so special is the goma-sesame natural-ash glazing, just divine. This is only the 2nd one I’ve seen from that firing with the first… More
Dating to the mid-2000s here is an avant garde set of five Bizen plates by Kakurezaki Ryuichi. If not familiar with Kakurezaki’s work please do a web search, he’s a revolutionary ceramic artist here in Japan, period. Each in perfect condition, signed box, each signed, 5cm.tallx19cm,… More