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 has earned him a sterling… More
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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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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
80,000 yen for Set
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
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
Here is a Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) tokkuri of the highest order in terms of firing, simply stunning with his signature jomon inlaid rope patterns for which he was named a Living National Treasure in 1996. In perfect condition with a signed box, 14.2cm.tall x10cm, stamped on base.
Nakamura Rokuro(1914-2004) was the ‘King of Shuki’ for Bizen, shuki meaning sake cups and flasks, and Nakamura’s are held in the highest esteem, obviously, and avidly collected; any shuki collection worthy of the name must have a Nakamura Rokuro piece, period. Nakamura studied… More