Here is a rare firing of a Shigaraki tokkuri by the late, great Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008). It has exhibition stickers on the base, so was a favored piece to exhibit; full ripe form. In perfect condition, 14,2cm.tallx10.5cm. wide, signed on base.
180,000 yen including EMS
Kishino Kan (b.1975, Kyoto) lives and breathes ceramics in the hills of Iga. Not just Iga though he also fires Shino, Kohiki, Ki-Seto, Setoguro, Hakuji-White Porcelain and other styles; he’s a great admirer and connoisseur of ancient ceramic art as well. A pure spirit comes out his his… 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
Miwa Kyusetsu X (1895-1981), later known as Kyuwa, was the first Living National Treasure of Hagi -the second was his younger brother Miwa Kyusetsu XI (Jusetsu). Quite simply, he did what LNT Kaneshige Toyo did for Bizen, or what LNT Nakazato Muan did for Karatsu. He is a legendary figure, and… More
In the past we’ve offered a few Sasaki Tadashi works, mostly chawan and guinomi. This is the first tokkuri in recent memory. 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… More
Tsuji Seimei(1927-2008) was a ceramic artist who walked with the gods; his work is pure Japanese aesthetics; a retrospective exhibition was held at The National Museum of Modern Art Crafts Gallery, Tokyo last autumn. More about him at www.e-yakimono.net yet that site appears to be down (as is… More
Here is an extremely rare sake set featuring works by Akiyama Yo, Kiyomizu Masahiro(Rokube VIII), Matsui Toshio and Yagi Akira. It was hard to photograph the seihakuji(bluish-white porcelain) and the rich Kiyomizu glaze, much better in person. Have you ever seen an Akiyama Yo guinomi? First for… More