A Kagami Shukai (1941-2009) article I wrote in 2001 for the Japan Times: “Of all the Mino traditions Ki-Seto is said to be the hardest to perfect, and possibly the least well-known of the four Mino styles (Shino, Oribe, Setoguro;Black Seto and Ki-Seto;Yellow Seto). As I looked through… More
Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) and Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966) were life-long friends and almost everyone knows their respective stories. Legends. Here are two fine examples of their works, a Hamada nuka-iron-glazed jar and a rare Kawai tokkuri; each is in perfect condition with the Hamada at… More
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Bizen’s first Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo (1896-1967) is one of the most important Bizen potters of all time. Along with other first LNT’s, such as Arakawa Toyozo and Nakazato Muan, Kaneshige researched and revived the ancient Momoyama Period ways of clay preparation, kiln… More
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 (On Reserve) and the right bluish-white rippling one is by Hokkaido’s Ono Kotaro; prices shown on base photo……all in perfect condition, signed… More
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Ito Sekisui (b.1941) was named a Living National Treasure for his mumyoi pottery in 2003. Ito’s family has been potting on Sado Island since the 17th century. They use a local red clay and thus the color of the wares brilliantly contrasts with the black smoked areas. Here is a example a… More
Take the heat off the summer by chilling one of these and then the pour……each in perfect condition, prices noted on base, 11-11.7cm.tall, signed on side with signed boxes.
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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
Ogawa Machiko (b.1946) is a very influential potter in the contemporary Japanese ceramic scene, as many know. In a past ceramic art journal here in Japan she was also named one of the top 50 ceramic artists in Japan today. Here are four of her sake cups, two in a platinum glaze, one in a gold-glaze… More