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.
Only this one in the world by three rising stars of Japanese pottery, Oribe by Yamaguchi Makoto, Iga by Tanimoto Takeshi and Shigaraki by Sawa Katsunori. Each signed the single box that houses the trio. All in perfect condition, signed on base. Shown with a tall Iga vase by veteran Kishimoto… More
Here are two Yamada Kazu(b.1954) original glazed works aptly named Enbu-Shino(Dancing Fire) that are hugely popular here in Japan. Each in perfect condition with signed boxes, on the large side for chawan and guinomi, signed on base. Additional photos gladly sent on request. The chawan is Sold and… More
All who know Bizen know of the first Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo(1896-1967) and his profound importance in reviving Bizen’s grand heritage. Time to let go of this rare sake set, although the tomobako that Kaneshige wrote has yuzumashi or a cooling water pourer, yet it works… More
Miwa Kyusetsu X (1895-1981), later known as Kyuwa, was the first Living National Treasure of Hagi -the second was his younger brother Miwa Kyusetsu XI (Jusetsu). Quite simply, he did what LNT Kaneshige Toyo did for Bizen, or what LNT Nakazato Muan did for Karatsu. He is a legendary figure, and… More