Tokoname is known for their kyusu teapots and no family is more celebrated for them then the Yamada family. Here are four Yamada kyusu, the shudei burnished reddish-brown one is by Yamada Jozan IV(b.1954) and it holds 180cc, signed box, On Reserve. The three others are by son So(b.1979), from left… More
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In nearly perfect condition–a few filled in hardly noticeable firing cracks on the lip–here’s a 12th century Sanage yama-jawan (‘moutain bowl’) with a lovely soft-greenish ash glaze showing that it was fired near or at the top of the stack, making it a… More
Here are 30 small dishes each depicting Noh or Kyogen actors and dancers in finely and humorously overglaze enamels portrayals on a crackled glaze body. Each is stamped Miyama (could also be read Bizan) that relates to a Kyoto potter named Hasegawa Miyama who lived in the late Edo period. Each is… More
Followers of our gallery know what a big fan we are of Bizen’s Harada Shuroku(b.1941)–here’s a link to a 2000 article to find out why:https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2000/08/12/arts/bringing-out-the-flavor-of-the-clay/#.W0r6nNUza70 We’re lucky to have received two… More
Here are two chawan from two of the finest chawan ceramic artists in Japan today, Shigaraki by Furutani Kazuya and Shino by Arimoto Kuugen. Arimoto (b.1963) is based in Hiroshima, yet uses the finest Mino mogusa clay that he personally went to locate in the hills of Tajimi. Arimoto is a passionate… More
A RYYG favorite for his wispy/wonderful clay, Yokoyama Naoki produces shizen-nerikomi (natural marble) works in many forms and here are two chawan(The first #8 On Reserve) with exceptional shizen-nerikomi ‘flavors’—very shibui. Ranging from 9-10cm.tallx12.14cm. wide, signed on… More
Kukuri, Kani, Okaya, and Ohira are the names of places in Gifu prefecture where the classic Shino wares of the late 16th C. were fired; the greatest kiln being that of Mutabora. The relationship between Shino and the Way of Tea has basically continued on to this very day. Of course there was a… More