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
Dating to the mid-2000s here is an avant garde set of five Bizen plates by Kakurezaki Ryuichi. If not familiar with Kakurezaki’s work please do a web search, he’s a revolutionary ceramic artist here in Japan, period. Each in perfect condition, signed box, each signed, 5cm.tallx19cm,… More
Bizen cousins; Isezaki So(b.1968) is the third son of Isezaki Mitsuru while Isezaki Koichiro (b.1974) is the first son of LNT Isezaki Jun; Mitsuru is Jun’s older brother. More photos on request; the far left Koichiro is 29.5cm.tall and please see photo captions for prices. All have superb… More
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Here is fine, tall hyotan-gata (gourd-shaped) Shigaraki tokkuri by Tsujimura Shiro (b.1947). Tsujimura, as many know, is one of the best chadogu (tea ware) potters in contemporary Japanese ceramics. His works display a fascinating and deep simplicity, as well as a sensual iroke, or… More
Nishihata Tadashi (b.1948) and Kishimoto Kennin(b.1934) are veteran ceramic artists of the highest level and regard here in Japan, and worldwide. These two large koro–the Nishihata is 19cm,tall and the Kishimoto (On Reserve) is 20.5cm.tall—are superb examples of their work in such a… More
Welcome to 2017 at RYYG and for our first listing this Year of the Rooster is a pair of Shigaraki sumo-wrestlers by Takahashi Rakusai V’s wife, Masami. She told us the little guy always wins! A good motto for this year.
22,000 yen per pair