This important work by Akiyama Yo traveled in a five-city Japan exhibition (Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto) exhibition celebrating the 110th year or Takashimaya, shown in the catalog photo. It’s 43cm. in all directions. Akiyama (b.1953) is widely considered to be one of the greatest… 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 Kobein 1995 and… More
A book recorded the historic 1980 Aioi firing of Mori Togaku’s first o-gama(large kiln) and it was not only a creative accomplishment yet also a spiritual undertaking. Here is a piece from that firing, a bold yet subtle kabura (turnip form) vessel with a full smattering of goma coloring on… 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.
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--Sold and Arimoto--270,000 yen