Watanabe Kunio (1967) graduated from the Tokyo University of The Arts where he studied under Celadon Living National Treasure Miura Koheiji (1933-2006). Watanabe’s chosen style is not celadon though, yet overglaze enamel designs that are multi-colored and prismatic. He bisque fires first then… More
Few Chosen-Karatsu jars are ever seen and even fewer with an intense yohen-kiln changes one that actually–barely–survive a firing—like this one by Maruta Munehiko. The intense firing pushed some areas around the shoulder inwards and the various ‘landscapes’ are… More
It’s been a number of years since we’ve found a worthy piece by Sasaki Tadashi in any form. Sasaki(1922-1997) was one of the outstanding Oribe potters of the 20th century- he was awarded the top prize in 1967 for his Oribe in the prestigious Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts exhibition…. More
Born in Hagi in 1951 Kaneko Nobuhiko is a multi-award winning artist including the Grand Prize at the Asahi Ceramic Exhibition in 2004, the 2003 Yamaguchi Prefecture Culture Award, the Grand Prize at the 2001 Mashiko Ceramic Exhibition and the Asahi Ceramic Exhibition Award of Excellence in 1998,… More
Hiruma Kazuyo(b.1947) is one of Japan’s most impressive contemporary female ceramic artists. She studied graphic design in her youth and was a graphic designer from 1967-1977. She took up ceramics in 1976 and established her studio in 1988. Since then she has been juried selected and awarded… More
Dating 800 years old here is a large-sized Kamakura period sake cup with an oval form, some natural-ash glaze remaing and a ishihaze stone-burst on the base. In very good condition, 4.2cm.tallx11x9. Shown with a Meiji period Mingei katakuchi, 28,000 yen.