Veteran Tamba ceramic artist Nishihata Tadashi (b.1948) is challenging his art with something not seen before, an anagama-fired marbled ware vessel with patterns of waves and natural ash-glaze. RYYG is one of the first in the world to show this new work, this one is 28cm.tallx24.3cm wide, signed on… More
The Madara-Karatsu vase on the left main photo is by Fujinoki Dohe(b.1949) while the Chosen-Karatsu on the right in the main photo is by Maruta Munehiko(b.1961); both veteran Karatsu potters of the highest caliber. Fujinoki’s vase has a kintsugi restoration on the lip in one small spot that… More
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A very Happy New Year to anyone reading this, we wish you a pleasant, healthy, and happy 2019! To start the Year of the Boar we offer a rare and early seihakuji-bluish-white porcelain jar by Fukami Sueharu(b.1947), surely one of Japan’s most celebrated and internationally-renowned ceramic… More
A rare chance, exhibited at the glorious Miho Museum in 1999 for a once-in-a-lifetime major exhibit of medieval Ko-Shigaraki jars, this one is #66 in the catalog. In excellent condition, one 4cm.long chip on the lip, yet it’s a really old important jar! Size seen in one photo, catalog… More
Three LARGE Bizen jars-kame-vats that grace the entrance to RYYG; the largest is the lone one by Yokoyama Naoki, it’s 88cm.tall and is 650,000 yen. The pair, on the left Hoshino Sei at 57cm.tall and is 650,000 yen, the right one is Mori Togaku from his first large kiln firing at Samukaze in… More
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