Kaneshige Michiaki(1934-1995) was the first son of the legendary Toyo (1896-1967) and helped his father for many years, including with visits by Rosanjin, Noguchi and many, many of Japan’s most famous potters of the 20th century that went to the Kaneshige kiln to create works. Michiaki was a… More
Just looking at this Kawase Shinobu five-sided smooth dimpled tokkuri cools us down in this Kyoto summer; one of his master forms, perfection. In perfect condition with a signed box, 12cm.tallx10.cm. The Shigaraki guinomi is by Koyama Fujio(1900-1975)
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 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
To celebrate the 16th edition of Sake Today–just published–RYYG is showing here sixteen sake vessels ranging from the Muromachi period (Ko-Seto with kintsugi) to works recently made; please see captions for the names of the artists (when known) and if any are of interest please email… More
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