Born in Kanazawa in 1948 Nakamura Kohei grew up in a ceramic art family with father Baizan and brothers Kimpei and Takuo. Recently he’s channeling the spirits of ancient chawan makers and succeeding in spades. Here are two examples, a large ‘deep-well’ Ido chawan and a very… More
Here is an extremely rare Koda pottery mizusashi made by ninth-generation Koda potter Chubei Katsuzo(1887-1968). The zogan inlaid design is superb and the period lacquer lid is also a rare thing to find intact. In perfect condition, 21.2cm. tall with lid on x 17.4cm. wide at base, stamped Koda-yo… More
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
Please see description.
In nearly perfect condition–a few filled in hardly noticeable firing cracks on the lip–here’s a 12th century Sanage yama-jawan (‘moutain bowl’) with a lovely soft-greenish ash glaze showing that it was fired near or at the top of the stack, making it a… More
A very Japanese size for small tidbits or tea sweets here is a set of five very earthy leaf plates by Tsujimura Kai. Hoping the photo with one in hand gives a scale reference; all in perfect condition, signed on base, no box–yet if desired can be made, extra charge though.
Followers of our gallery know what a big fan we are of Bizen’s Harada Shuroku(b.1941)–here’s a link to a 2000 article to find out why:https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2000/08/12/arts/bringing-out-the-flavor-of-the-clay/#.W0r6nNUza70 We’re lucky to have received two… 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