Followers of our gallery know what a big fan we are of Bizen’s Harada Shuroku(b.1941)–here’s a link to a 2000 article to find out why:https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2000/08/12/arts/bringing-out-the-flavor-of-the-clay/#.W0r6nNUza70 We’re lucky to have received two… More
RYYG has seen a few of this series from Kaneshige Kosuke yet none this size. In 2012 Kaneshige was named an Intangible Cultural Property of Okayama. He was born in 1943, the third son of Kaneshige Toyo who was the first Bizen Living National Treasure. The Kaneshige family is one of the most… 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
Isezaki Koichiro(b.1974) is a rising Bizen star taking forms into new directions; he studied sculpture at university and did an apprenticeship in the US with Jeff Shapiro and that combined with his sensitive-open spirit–plus being the son of LNT Isezaki Jun–has nurtured his creations to a high… More
120,000 yen each.
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
This Kaneshige Kosuke large work entitled ‘Saint’s Garment’ was awarded the ‘Exhibition Award’ at the 1996 Okayama Prefecture Art Exhibition; in 2012 Kaneshige was named an Intangible Cultural Property of Okayama. Kaneshige was born in 1943, the third son of Kaneshige… More
One of the most important figures in 20th century Japanese ceramics was Koyama Fujio (1900-1975); you can read about him on e-yakimono.net in an article I wrote for the Japan Times about a retrospective Koyama exhibition at the Idemitsu Museum (add www. to e-yakimono.net/html/koyama-fujio-jt.html)… More