Kato Kozo(b.1935) is a Mino potter in the purest sense. He does many things the old way, like his stick-turned wheel and Momoyama period style kiln, and the way he handles himself; humble, sincere, natural, and confident. This character also comes out in his works, which has earned him a sterling… More
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When one looks at Ichikawa Toru’s ceramic art it’s easy to see the influence of Bizen’s Kakurezaki Ryuichi when it comes to forms; that’s little surprise though as Ichikawa apprenticed with him from 2011-2015. He established his own kiln in 2015 in Okayama–home of Bizen–and has become… 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
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.