Otani Shiro(b.1936, now known as Otani Mugen) is a veteran Shigaraki ceramic artist who was named a Shigaraki Intangible Cultural Property in 1990. With Shigaraki and all wood-fired styles it’s about the firing quality and the form and this bold Otani chawan has those in spades all the way… More
330,000 including delivery
The current issue of Tohsetsu–the Japan Ceramic Society’s journal–has on the cover a Hamada Shoji work and the main feature of the issue is the relationship of Hamada with Bernard Leach and fellow Mashiko potters. The Hamada photo courtesy of Tohsetsu. Here is a fine Hamada… More
180,000 yen including delivery
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
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.
The left one is on the large side while the right one is a standard chawan size, both have most engaging yakishime (unglazed high-fired natural-ash-glaze-stoneware) varied ‘landscapes.’ Kishino Kan (b.1975, Kyoto) lives and breathes ceramics in the hills of Iga. Not just Iga though he… More
Suzu is one of Japan’s lost stoneware styles that few collectors know about. As the Suzu Ceramic Museum in the Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa prefecture notes, “Suzu ware is a kind of pottery made in Suzu from the latter half of the 12th century to the end of the 15th century. It was… More
Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008) made a lot of work in his lifetime yet surprisingly few tsubo-jars, as a matter of fact at the 2017 major Tsuji retrospective held at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Crafts Gallery out of 152 displayed pieces there were only two tsubo and one was a lidded one. So here are… More
Green/170,000 yen. Shigaraki Sold
That’s how a similar Isezaki So(b.1968) jar is described in the major Bizen exhibition that is traveling Japan now, started in Tokyo this February and is now showing at the Miho Museum ending at the Aichi Prefectural Cermaic Art Museum early autumn 2020. This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition… More
Suizu Kazuyuki drove up from Hagi today and RYYG selected some very fine sake vessels–and three larger jars (including Chosen-Karatsu) recently made. Suizu(b.1960) started his career in 1982 and has mainly exhibited at major national department store galleries such as Mitsukoshi and Tenmaya…. More
Tokkuri-Flasks 37,000 yen/Guinomi-Sake Cups 22,000 yen.