We’ve known Yokoyama Shinichi (b.1961) for over 30 years; he makes very sturdy–nothing fancy–practical works that are well formed, fired and are very reasonably priced. Here’s a kutsu-gata chawan as a prime example, in perfect condition, normal chawan size, signed on base… More
In nearly perfect condition–a few filled in hardly noticeable firing cracks on the lip–here’s a 12th century Sanage yama-jawan (‘moutain bowl’) with a lovely soft-greenish ash glaze showing that it was fired near or at the top of the stack, making it a… More
Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959) is one of the most important and influential Japanese artists of the 20th century, as most of you know. His work is highly valued in all areas he worked in; if you are not familiar with Rosanjin I suggest reading ‘The Art of Rosanjin’ by Sidney Cardozo or… More
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.