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
330,000 yen--EMS included.
Bizen’s second Living National Treasure was Fujiwara Kei (1899-1983); he was named a LNT in 1970. Most of his works either show Bizen characteristics of goma–sesame or yohen–kiln changes or hidasuki–straw markings-firings which is the reason this jar is very rare, fired with… More
Dating to the early 1990s this is a Bizen yohen earred-vase—with Attitude–by Kakurezaki Ryuichi. In perfect condition with a signed box, 24cm.tallx20cm. ear-to-ear x 14cm, signed on base, EMS included. The Hamada Shoji set–one flask–there were originally two–and five… 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
Fujiwara Yu(1932-2001) was the fourth Bizen potter to be named a Living National Treasure, that was in 1996. His father, Kei, was also a LNT, the second for Bizen, first was Kaneshige Toyo, third was Yamamoto Toshu and now we have Isezaki Jun. Yu had his own special forms, usually bold and tight,… More