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
Takiguchi Kazuo(b.1953) is one of the most interesting and important Kyoto ceramic artists of the past 30 years. His original forms (and deftly painted smaller works) have earned him a slew of awards and a large following here in Japan as well as around the world. Recently he’s creating… More
This important work by Akiyama Yo traveled in a five-city Japan exhibition (Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto) exhibition celebrating the 110th year or Takashimaya, shown in the catalog photo. It’s 43cm. in all directions. Akiyama (b.1953) is widely considered to be one of the greatest… More
A book recorded the historic 1980 Aioi firing of Mori Togaku’s first o-gama(large kiln) and it was not only a creative accomplishment yet also a spiritual undertaking. Here is a piece from that firing, a bold yet subtle kabura (turnip form) vessel with a full smattering of goma coloring on… More
An iconic form that Kakurezaki Ryuichi (b.1950) created in Bizen is called Shin-in (Scene) where he deconstructs a tower into supreme balance between emptiness, edginess and form; add to that a deluxe firing and here you have a most wonderful ceramic art work. In perfect condition with a signed… More
Yamaguchi Masato (b. 1978) is a sixth-generation Seto ceramic artist who is facing the challenge of bringing his family’s tradition into the present; quite frankly he’s succeeding brilliantly and we hope to have more works in the future. For now here are two Oribe chawan, one black and… More
120,000 yen each.
Tanoue Shinya, a RYYG favorite, starting making chawan and here’s one of those that will also be in the ad mentioned in the Hashimoto listing, along with the Setsu Junji works shown here as well; a Kyoto trio. The chawan is in perfect condition, 10.5cm.tallx14.5., signed on base, signed box.
Hamanaka Gesson (b.1943) is a multi-talented ceramic artist who established his Hagi kiln in 1969; he’s had an amazing career ever since with fans throughout Japan and the world. He’s known not only for his traditional Hagi wares yet also for his hybrids where he combines various glazes… More