Here is a rare firing of a Shigaraki tokkuri by the late, great Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008). It has exhibition stickers on the base, so was a favored piece to exhibit; full ripe form. In perfect condition, 14,2cm.tallx10.5cm. wide, signed on base.
180,000 yen including EMS
Tokoname is known for their kyusu teapots and no family is more celebrated for them then the Yamada family. Here are four Yamada kyusu, the shudei burnished reddish-brown one is by Yamada Jozan IV(b.1954) and it holds 180cc, signed box, On Reserve. The three others are by son So(b.1979), from left… More
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Tanegashima based ceramic artist Ikeda Shogo (b.1978) is a very eclectic, original and humorous, among many other adjectives, that describe this popular man. He fires numerous style with a preference for Oribe, of which this ash-glazed one is, except the only place to see that is under the lid. In… More
Tsuji Seimei(1927-2008) was a ceramic artist who walked with the gods; his work is pure Japanese aesthetics; a retrospective exhibition was held at The National Museum of Modern Art Crafts Gallery, Tokyo last autumn. More about him at www.e-yakimono.net yet that site appears to be down (as is… More
Toki City (Gifu Prefecture) Intangible Cultural Property Sakai Kobu’s (b.1936) kiln is SO small he hardly ever fires anything larger than a chawan or sake cup. Also at 82 he’s firing only once a year and here are some recent works, plus a 2014 large–for his kiln–squat jar…. More
Here is a recently-fired Hagi chawan by Kaneta Masanao (b.1953). One of the most influential Hagi ‘potters’ today (as many know), Kaneta is an 8th-generation Hagi artist; in a nutshell, he has given the traditional Hagi tea world a very sculptural feel with his kurinuki carved out… More
Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was named a Living National Treasure in 1985 for his iron-glazes, of which celadon is one. Here’s classical Shimizu deep-crackled celadon jar dating to the 1970s, stamped on base, perfect condition with a signed box, 18cm.tallx20.5.