Kato Katsuya(b.1947) was born into an ancient potting family in the town in Nishio, not far from one of Japan’s most important potting centers from long ago, Seto in Aichi prefecture. His specialty is yakishime–high fired unglazed stoneware–and since 2005 has been firing an… More
Hatano Masanori(b.1957) is a veteran Seto ceramic artist with a long exhibition career and various awards such as the Pottery Encouragement Prize at the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition and Encouragement Prize at the Chunichi International Exhibition of Ceramic Arts in 1987, the Excellent Work Prize at… More
Bizen’s second Living National Treasure was Fujiwara Kei(1899-1983); he was named a LNT in 1970. Here is a rather ‘jimi’ quiet Fujiwara tokkuri with fine ‘clay flavor’ kase-goma and yohen tones and a smooth feel in the hand. In perfect condition with a signed box, 12.8cm.tall, signed on… More
We recently listed a Kakurezaki Ryuichi eared-vase yet neglected to mention that recently he was designated an Intangible Cultural Property for Okayama Prefecture. He truly is a pioneer for creating new forms for Bizen seen here on two large platters. The first shown is 9.5cm.tallx40-42.5cm.across… More
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Kyoto’s Morino Taimei(b.1934) is one of Japan’s most celebrated ceramic artists domestically and internationally. One of his signature glaze schemes is seen on this blue and gold work. His works are in public and private collections worldwide. In perfect condition, 25cm.tallx14.1,… More
Those who have followed RYYG know our admiration for the late Furutani Michio(1946-2000). With that said here is the largest Furutani henko we’ve ever handled by far, it’s 55cm.tallx62cm.acrossx14c.deep, there are kintsugi repairs that only add character as such a work was blasted by… More
An absolute gallery favorite, Tsuji Seimei(1927-2008). The kushime-comb-markings on this spouted bowl are alive, swirling and creating a rich emotional painting of sorts very much highlighted by the orange-red hidasuki straw markings and the whiteness of the pure Shigaraki clay. In perfect… More