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… More
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… More
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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… More
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Bizen’s second Living National Treasure was Fujiwara Kei(1899-1983); he was named a LNT in 1970. He loved to drink sake and made many fine vessels for that. Here is a large hidasuki (wrapped in straw) guinomi with a classic Fujiwara form. In perfect condition with a signed box, 7cm.tall,… More
Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008) loved to drink sake and was known as the Yokozuna Sake Drinker of the East; Yokozuna of course referring to the highest ranking in Sumo. Our gallery has handled quite a few Tsuji tokkuri yet few as large and bold as this one, and also with a hidasuki rope straw firing… More
One earth; using 5th century anagama technology and materials of life itself that haven’t changed since the first pottery was made (clay, air, water, fire) here is a visual reminder of where we all live. Every tilt brings a new horizon, made by Shigaraki veteran Kato Takahiko–a RYYG… More
Placed in a prime spot in his kiln, this Yamamoto Toshu(1904-1994) jar is a masterpiece of Bizen firing with his perfectly thrown form; he was known as ‘The Master of the Wheel.’ In perfect condition with a signed box, 26cm.tallx27cm. wide, signed on base.
Nishihata Tadashi (b.1948) is most likely the greatest traditional Tamba ceramic in Japan today—more about him in our archives. Here is a richly fired Nishihata vessel with various tones and textures. It’s 28.3cm.tallx31.5cm.x15.5cm. perfect condition, signed box.
Museum quality, yet hope these end up on someone’s table for use; dating to 1991 and only a few sets made by Mori Togaku. The hidasuki-straw markings are quite radical and better in person than the reflective photos of each. Each is 4cm.tallx26.5-27, stamped on base, perfect condition with a… More