Kimura Moriyasu(b.1935) is a tenmoku Wizard; his glazes take the viewer to distance galaxies or a quiet place within. Here are seven recently fired hai–another word for sake cups in an open form–that are on the large-side, each about 10.5cm.widex5cm.tall, each in perfect condition,… More
45,000 yen each
Takeuchi Shingo(b.1955) is a veteran Seto artist whose work we find like no other in his original forms and muted tones and textures, very Zen—like a dry rock garden. All of his works are hand-coiled built and the then carved, the interlocking ridges are engaging on many levels, with the… More
Miwa Kyusetsu X (1895-1981), later known as Kyuwa, was the first Living National Treasure of Hagi -the second was his younger brother Miwa Kyusetsu XI (1910-2012). Quite simply, he did what LNT Kaneshige Toyo did for Bizen, or what LNT Nakazato Muan did for Karatsu. He is a legendary figure, and… More
Kaneshige Sozan (1909-1995, real name Shichirozaemon) played many roles throughout his long career, the first beginning when he was 18. That’s when he started to help his already famous elder brother Toyo (1896-1967)– who in 1956 was designated a Living National Treasure for Bizen ware… More
The left rounded one was hand-coiled and made by Furutani Kazuya. The right was thrown and made by Takahashi Rakusai V: both superb firings and forms. The Furutani is 130,000 yen and the Takahashi is 160,000 yen; both in perfect condition with signed boxes, additional photos on request.
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This is the largest Murata Gen (1904-1988) pitcher we’ve ever seen and possibly the largest he ever made. With a thoroughly dynamic Murata glazing the pitcher is more for flowers or simply to gaze upon than for practical use. A museum piece in perfect condition, 34.2cm.tallx28.5(handle to… More
Deep in the hills of Karatsu is Fujinoki Dohei’s studio that he established in 1980. A potter close to nature, Fujinoki(b.1949) is a master Karatsu potter with a wide following here in Japan. On a recent visit these three Chosen-Karatsu (yohen–kiln changes by ash for these) were… More
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Matsui Koyo(b.1962) is the son of Living National Treasure Matsui Kosei (1927-2003) and continues in the intricate neriage-marbled wares created by his father. Here is such a splendor of a jar, in perfect condition, 23.5cm.tallx27cm. signed on base with a signed box; dates to 2016.