It’s been some years since RYYG has had any Yamada Kazu (b.1954) Enbu–Dancing Fire–and Murasaki-nioi–The Scent of Purple (based on Kato Tokuro’s chawan)–vessels. Here are three, a 16.5cm. tall iron-underglaze design tokkuri and two guinomi, on the large side. The… More
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Tanegashima based ceramic artist Ikeda Shogo (b.1978) is a very eclectic, original and humorous, among many other adjectives, that describe this popular man. He fires numerous style with a preference for Oribe, of which this ash-glazed one is, except the only place to see that is under the lid. In… More
Araki Takako (1921-2004) was a very well-respected and collected ceramic artist who pioneered the way for many female artists in Japan. She did many sculptural works, especially of decaying bibles. This slender vase has a passage from the Bible and is a very rare-unique work because it was fired… More
Araki/150,000 yen and Kumakura/On Reserve
To celebrate the 16th edition of Sake Today–just published–RYYG is showing here sixteen sake vessels ranging from the Muromachi period (Ko-Seto with kintsugi) to works recently made; please see captions for the names of the artists (when known) and if any are of interest please email… More
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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.
Hamanaka Gesson (b.1943) is a multi-talented ceramic artist who established his Hagi kiln in 1969; he’s had an amazing career ever since with fans throughout Japan and the world. He’s known not only for his traditional Hagi wares yet also for his hybrids where he combines various glazes… More
First off congratulations to Shinya Tanoue for his Special Exhibition Award selecting by painter Nara Yoshitomo for the 11th International Ceramics Festival Mino ’17! http://www.icfmino.com/news/detail.php?id=70
You can find a wonderful Tanoue in our web gallery listings. Here though is… More
When one looks at Ichikawa Toru’s ceramic art it’s easy to see the influence of Bizen’s Kakurezaki 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… More
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It’s been a number of years since we’ve found a worthy piece by Sasaki Tadashi in any form. Sasaki(1922-1997) was one of the outstanding Oribe potters of the 20th century- he was awarded the top prize in 1967 for his Oribe in the prestigious Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts exhibition…. More