Murata Gen(1904-1988) was one of the greatest Mashiko potters of the 20th century. as many visitors to RYYG know, and simply one of the greatest mingei potters ever. For more on Murata please see this link: http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/murata-gen-pt-2004.html Here is a honest, sturdy and… More
RYYG has seen a few of this series from Kaneshige Kosuke yet none this size. In 2012 Kaneshige was named an Intangible Cultural Property of Okayama. He was born in 1943, the third son of Kaneshige Toyo who was the first Bizen Living National Treasure. The Kaneshige family is one of the most… More
Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was named a Living National Treasure in 1985 for his iron-glazes, of which celadon is one. Here’s classical Shimizu deep-crackled celadon jar dating to the 1970s, stamped on base, perfect condition with a signed box, 18cm.tallx20.5.
Here is a most wonderful tsubo-large jar trio, left Shigaraki’s Furutani Kazuya(On Reserve), middle the largest Shimaoka we’ve ever seen(On Reserve), and right an indigo blue Shino by Sakai Hiroshi (three smaller works too, vase, tokkuri(Sold) and guinomi(Sold)). All in perfect… More
One extremely hard form to create is tiered/stacked stoneware boxes and as such not often seen. That hasn’t stopped Iga’s Hasu Yoshitaka from tackling the form and he’s rather well-known for them, in fact. Here’s smaller example in three tiers. Perfect condition with a… More
RYYG has been a fan of Kimata Kaoru’s (b.1967) works since moving to Kyoto. She studied in Karatsu and there mastered various ash-glazes and then made them into her own ‘blend’ as clearly seen on this multi-colored-engaging form vessel. Kimata moved her studio to Kobe in 1995 and… More
Isezaki Koichiro(b.1974) is a rising Bizen star taking forms into new directions; he studied sculpture at university and did an apprenticeship in the US with Jeff Shapiro and that combined with his sensitive-open spirit–plus being the son of LNT Isezaki Jun–has nurtured his creations to a high… More
120,000 yen each.
An iconic form that Kakurezaki Ryuichi (b.1950) created in Bizen is called Shin-in (Scene) where he deconstructs a tower into supreme balance between emptiness, edginess and form; add to that a deluxe firing and here you have a most wonderful ceramic art work. In perfect condition with a signed… More
Araki Takako (1921-2004) was a very well-respected and collected ceramic artist who pioneered the way for many female artists in Japan. She did many sculptural works, especially of decaying bibles. This slender vase has a passage from the Bible and is a very rare-unique work because it was fired… More
Araki/150,000 yen and Kumakura/On Reserve