Red Fuji Tamba Ido Chawan by Nishihata Tadashi

Red Fuji Tamba Ido Chawan by Nishihata Tadashi

We do miss seeing Mt.Fuji, as many know our gallery before was in Mishima with views of Mt.Fuji, ever changing, always inspiring. So it was splendid to view a Red Fuji in this chawan by Nishihata Tadashi, more about this important Tamba ceramic artist in our archives. It’s in a deep well Ido form, 9.5cm.tallx16cm. signed on base, signed on base.

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Rare Bizen Tea Set by Yamamoto Toshu

Rare Bizen Tea Set by Yamamoto Toshu

This Yamamoto Toshu(1904-1994) tea set is the first ever seen by our gallery; six yunomi and one large teapot/kyusu that appear to have never been used, there’s still a piece of straw in the kyusu. That is how works were packed way back when and this set dates back to the 60s and shows on the signed box that he was then designated an Okayama Intangible Cultural Property, that occurred in 1959. In 1987 he was designated a Living National Treasure and is known as ‘The Master of the Wheel. He was also a teacher of many outside the Bizen tradition including Kato Yasukage XIV and Higuchi Masayuki, both from the Mino tradition.

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White Tamba Sculpture-Vase by Shimizu Keiichi

White Tamba Sculpture-Vase by Shimizu Keiichi

Shimizu Keiichi (b.1962) is a fourth generation Tamba potter creating minimalist geometrical forms often with graphic art designs; this work was hand-coiled formed and then manipulated into its origami-looking facade. It’s 46cm.tallx28.3cmx14, signed on base and with a signed box.

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Two Shigaraki Fluted Jars/Tsubo by Takahashi Yoshiko

Two Shigaraki Fluted Jars/Tsubo by Takahashi Yoshiko

How wonderful that Takahashi Yoshiko(b.1988) became a ceramic artist in her family’s Shigaraki tradition. Her father is Rakusai V and of course she grew up with clay all around her entire life. Our gallery is a big fan and here are two recently fired jars with her signature fluted forms and the grand traditional firing characteristics of Shigaraki, rich ‘clay flavor’ and intense hi-iro ‘fire color. Museum works in perfect condition,s igned boxes, the larger one is 39cm.tall and the other is 33.3cm.tall, signed on base. The larger one is 300,000 yen and then On Reserve, delivery included.

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Recently Fired Bizen Vessel by Kakurezaki Ryuichi

Recently Fired Bizen Vessel by Kakurezaki Ryuichi

As many know Kakurezaki Ryuichi(b.1950) is a revolutionary Bizen ceramic artist. If not familiar with him please do a quick web search, he was named an Okayama Intangible Cultural Property in 2019. This unique form was fired this spring and has beautiful natural ash-glaze, warm ‘clay flavor’ tones and a thoroughly poetic form. RYYG visited his studio about a month ago, photo of the work and the man himself also shown. Museum work in perfect condition, 39cm.tallx26.6, signed on base, signed box. We also have the smaller works shown, one tokkuri(Sold) and two guinomi(50,000 yen each/Shallow one available).

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