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.
A very rare Bizen saikumono ornamental figure of a shishi by one of the greatest Bizen saikumono potters ever, Kanei Shunzan(1902-1982, ‘Spring Mountain’). Kanei studied with another saikumono legend Nishimura Shunko(1885-1953) and the two created works of myths and legends. In perfect… 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
Furutani--130,000 yen and Arimoto--270,000 yen
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/120,000 yen
Here is a very shibui Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) jar dating to the 1970s; this shibui Shimaoka style is a RYYG favorite. It’s 28.5cm.tallx 23cm., stamped on base. Shimaoka was named a Living National Treasure in 1996 for his zogan-inlay style, seen on this work. The richly-fired guinomi is… 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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It was very nice indeed to have Iga’s Tanimoto Yoh stop by today and show RYYG a few smaller works and also to talk about the finer points of vessels, especially guinomi. The tokkuri are 60,000 yen and 75,000 yen, the guinomi is 45,000 yen, including signed boxes and delivery.
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