Tokoname is known for their kyusu teapots and no family is more celebrated for them then the Yamada family. Here are four Yamada kyusu, the shudei burnished reddish-brown one is by Yamada Jozan IV(b.1954) and it holds 180cc, signed box, 55,000 yen. The three others are by son So(b.1979), from left… More
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RYYG has been a fan of Kimata Kaoru’s (b.1967) works since moving to Kyoto. She studied in Karatsu and there mastered various ash-glazes and then made them into her own ‘blend’ as clearly seen on this multi-colored-engaging form vessel. Kimata moved her studio to Kobe in 1995 and… More
Deep in the hills of Karatsu is Fujinoki Dohei’s studio that he established in 1980. A potter close to nature, Fujinoki(b.1949) is a master Karatsu potter with a wide following here in Japan. On a recent visit these three Chosen-Karatsu (yohen–kiln changes by ash for these) were… More
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Karatsu potter Maruata Munehiko (b.1961) is known for his fluid brushwork and mastery of all Karatsu styles that has earned him a loyal following in Japan. His father studied with Hamada Shoji and Munehiko studied with Hamada’s son Atsuya. He established his own kiln in 1984. Here is a… More
Smooth natural ash-glaze on the outside contrasts in a wicked way with the very rough-gritty interior on this fissured orb by Ichino Kiyoharu(b.1957). A very intriguing work by this veteran artist who has shown throughout Japan. In perfect condition with a signed box, 14cm.tallx17cm.x14, signed on… More