Toki City (Gifu Prefecture) Intangible Cultural Property Sakai Kobu’s (b.1936) kiln is SO small he hardly ever fires anything larger than a chawan or sake cup. Also at 82 he’s firing only once a year and here are some recent works, plus a 2014 large–for his kiln–squat jar…. More
Yamaguchi Masato (b. 1978) is a sixth-generation Seto ceramic artist who is facing the challenge of bringing his family’s tradition into the present; quite frankly he’s succeeding brilliantly and we hope to have more works in the future. For now here are two Oribe chawan, one black and… More
120,000 yen each.
Left is by Iga-based master potter of many styles Kishino Kan (here a kohiki incised one), middle Shino is by the late Kato Yasukage (Sold) and the right bluish-white rippling one is by Hokkaido’s Ono Kotaro; prices shown on base photo……all in perfect condition, signed boxes.
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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 have earned him a sterling… More
Arimoto Kuugen (b.1963) is a Hiroshima-based Shino specialist–he gets all his materials from Mino–who is also creating some wonderful green ash-glazed works like that of Ezaki Issei (1918-1992). Recently Arimoto has been sculpting flowing-rippling vessels in both glazing schemes; mainly… More
From a recent Kato anagama firing some new sake vessel forms for him, those being the heavily faceted katakuchi, each with a fine firing and each hold a little over 250ml. Each is 35,000 yen, perfect condition, signed boxes, signed on base.
The far left guinomi is available and photos gladly sent… More
25,000 yen and 35,000 yen
This trio was made by Mino favorite Higuchi Masayuki who was born in Tajimi in 1967 and studied ceramics at the Tajimi Vocational High School and then sculpture at the Nagoya University of Art before apprenticing to Bizen LNT Yamamoto Toshu for five years. His work has been shown here in many… More
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