Here is a most wonderful tsubo-large jar trio, left Shigaraki’s Furutani Kazuya(On Reserve), middle the largest Shimaoka we’ve ever seen(On Reserve), and right an indigo blue Shino by Sakai Hiroshi (three smaller works too, vase, tokkuri(Sold) and guinomi(Sold)). All in perfect… More
Sawa Kiyotsugu(b.1948) is a Shigaraki veteran who makes powerful works, often under the radar of most collectors. Like the famous Iga ripped and torn Yaburebukuro mizusashi from the 16th century, this Sawa jar shares the same unbridled energy. The firing is classic Shigaraki, Sawa uses very rough… More
“Koyama Kiyoko(b.1936) was born far from Shigaraki in Nagasaki prefecture; she came to Shigaraki when she was eighteen and then spent some time in Kyoto studying about Kenzan and sometsuke blue and white wares. At the age of twenty-seven she decided to pursue Shigaraki and thus entered a very… More
Tsuji Seimei(1927-2008) was a ceramic artist who walked with the gods; his work is pure Japanese aesthetics; more about this extremely important potter can be read at e-yakimono.net and he also had a large retrospective exhibition in Tokyo recently at The National Museum of Modern Art, Crafts… More
Otani Mugen(Shiro,b. 1936) is a veteran Shigaraki ceramic artist who was named a Shigaraki Intangible Cultural Property in 1990. He has made very traditional and distinctive Shigaraki works during his award-winning career with works in major private and museum collections. Here is a prime example… More
Furutani Michio (1946-2000) was a Shigaraki-Iga ceramic artist of the highest level, he’s sadly missed. RYYG is always looking for his better works and especially in his original henko-rounded shoulder form seen here; a major portion of a ceramic magazine here in Japan was devoted to him and… 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
The left rounded one was hand-coiled and made by Furutani Kazuya. The right was thrown and made by Takahashi Rakusai V: both superb firings and forms. The Furutani is Sold and the Takahashi is Sold; both in perfect condition with signed boxes, additional photos on request.
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