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
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
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
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
Here is fine, tall hyotan-gata (gourd-shaped) Shigaraki tokkuri by Tsujimura Shiro (b.1947). Tsujimura, as many know, is one of the best chadogu (tea ware) potters in contemporary Japanese ceramics. His works display a fascinating and deep simplicity, as well as a sensual iroke, or… More