The Gallery Showcase: In the Spotlight 17 Works

The Gallery Showcase: In the Spotlight 17 Works

What a year! We hope to find better days ahead, and Chihiro and I hope everyone is as well as can be and we hope to see you in Kyoto in 2021! (Please inquire if any works of of interest and further photos and details gladly sent, and this In the Spotlight will be continued on our Instagram page ry_yakimono_gallery_kyoto)

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Natural Ash-Glazed Jar by Tsujimura Kai

Natural Ash-Glazed Jar by Tsujimura Kai

Tsujimura Kai (b.1976) creates grand Shigaraki, Iga, Karatsu and Kohiki pieces in line with the aesthetics of his famous father Tsujimura Shiro. Kai, along with his brother Yui, are quickly making a name for themselves in the Japanese pottery world within and outside of Japan. Deep yet simple, Kai’s works carry a sincere understanding and reverence for traditional Japanese aesthetics. Here is a wide-mouthed jar with various ‘keishiki’ landscapes around the full form. In perfect condition with a signed placque, it’s 39.5cm.tallx40-41.5cm.wide, signed on base.

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Bizen Mori Togaku/Celadon Minegishi Seiko Flasks

Bizen Mori Togaku/Celadon Minegishi Seiko Flasks

Two of the best at what they do in all of Japan, Bizen’s Mori Togaku and Celadon master Minegishi Seiko, based north of Tokyo in Tochigi prefecture. The Mori flask was fired in his 52meter kiln that created the beautiful clay flavor and goma speckles. Minegishi’s flask show his deep crackled celadon glaze over the heptagon form. Mori’s form is a gourd-shape and is 15cm.tall while Minegishi’s is 16.5cm.tall. Both perfect condition with signed boxes, Mori is 380,000 yen while Minegishi is 100,000 yen(Sold), delivery included. We also have a large Minegishi faceted jar, Mori jars, a high-shoulder tokkuri and a triangular plate set.

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Shigaraki Textured Tsubo/Jar by Furutani Kazuya

Shigaraki Textured Tsubo/Jar by Furutani Kazuya

Always challenging his ceramic art Furutani Kazuya(b.1976) has come up with a new style where he plasters different colored clay over his jar forms; one similar one of ours was featured in a recent major publication of 150 of Japan’s noted artists, photos also shown. This very engaging and fresh work is 42cm.tallx36cm., perfect condition with a signed wooden standing plaque. (Speaking of Shigaraki we also just received five Koyama Kiyoko works from a private collection, inquires welcome)

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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(160,000 yen) and two guinomi(50,000 yen each).

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