Sawa Kiyotsugu(b.1948) is a Shigaraki veteran who makes powerful works, often under the radar of most collectors. Like the famous Iga ripped and torn Yaburebukuro mizusashi from the 16th century, this Sawa jar shares the same unbridled energy. The firing is classic Shigaraki, Sawa uses very rough… More
Here are two chawan from two of the finest chawan ceramic artists in Japan today, Shigaraki by Furutani Kazuya and Shino by Arimoto Kuugen. Arimoto (b.1963) is based in Hiroshima, yet uses the finest Mino mogusa clay that he personally went to locate in the hills of Tajimi. Arimoto is a passionate… More
“Koyama Kiyoko(b.1936) was born far from Shigaraki in Nagasaki prefecture; she came to Shigaraki when she was eighteen and then spent some time in Kyoto studying about Kenzan and sometsuke blue and white wares. At the age of twenty-seven she decided to pursue Shigaraki and thus entered a very… More
Kishino Kan (b.1975, Kyoto) lives and breathes ceramics in the hills of Iga. Not just Iga though he also fires Shino, Kohiki, Ki-Seto, Setoguro, Hakuji-White Porcelain and other styles; he’s a great admirer and connoisseur of ancient ceramic art. A pure spirit comes out his his adaptations of… More
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So here’s the story on this Mitsukoshi exhibition card Furutani Kazuya (b.1976) vase, obviously he favored it as to have it as the featured work for a main exhibition. A man saw it on the card and called the gallery, yet the gallery didn’t get his name, in the meantime quite a few… More
Furutani Michio (1946-2000) was a Shigaraki-Iga ceramic artist of the highest level, he’s sadly missed. RYYG is always looking for his better works and especially in his original henko-rounded shoulder form seen here; a major portion of a ceramic magazine here in Japan was devoted to him and… More
From a recent Kato anagama firing some new sake vessel forms for him, those being the heavily faceted katakuchi, each with a fine firing and each hold a little over 250ml, perfect condition, signed boxes, signed on base.
The far left guinomi is available and photos gladly sent on request.
It is with great honor that we’ll be offering many works of Furutani Michio (1946-2000) directly from the Furutani Family Collection, a first ever. All the works will be listed sometime next week—One large kame and tsubo, mizusashi, chawan, tokkuri, katakuchi, yunomi, guinomi, and koro…. More
Furutani Kazuya (b.1976) creates Shigaraki chawan in many forms, here a full-rounded one in the guise of the great Honami Koetsu. The contrast of jewel-like natural ash-glaze and Furutani’s crisp ‘hi-iro’ fire color is very engaging, as is the ‘pool.’ In perfect… More