“Koyama Kiyoko(b.1936) was born far from Shigaraki in Nagasaki prefecture; she came to Shigaraki when she was eighteen and then spent some time in Kyoto studying about Kenzan and sometsuke blue and white wares. At the age of twenty-seven she decided to pursue Shigaraki and thus entered a very… More
A RYYG favorite for his wispy/wonderful clay, Yokoyama Naoki produces shizen-nerikomi (natural marble) works in many forms and here are two chawan with exceptional shizen-nerikomi ‘flavors’—very shibui. Ranging from 9-10cm.tallx12.14cm. wide, signed on base, signed boxes. Each one… More
85,000 yen each
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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One of the most important figures in 20th century Japanese ceramics was Koyama Fujio (1900-1975); you can read about him on e-yakimono.net in an article I wrote for the Japan Times about a retrospective Koyama exhibition at the Idemitsu Museum (add www. to e-yakimono.net/html/koyama-fujio-jt.html)… More
Kukuri, Kani, Okaya, and Ohira are the names of places in Gifu prefecture where the classic Shino wares of the late 16th C. were fired; the greatest kiln being that of Mutabora. The relationship between Shino and the Way of Tea has basically continued on to this very day. Of course there was a… More
Bizen’s first Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo (1896-1967) is one of the most important Bizen potters of all time. Along with other first LNT’s, such as Arakawa Toyozo and Nakazato Muan, Kaneshige researched and revived the ancient Momoyama Period ways of clay preparation, kiln building,… More
Yamaguchi Masato (b. 1978) is a sixth-generation Seto ceramic artist who is facing the challenge of bringing his family’s tradition into the present; quite frankly he’s succeeding brilliantly and we hope to have more works in the future. For now here are two Oribe chawan, one black and… More
120,000 yen each.