The left tokkuri is by Bizen’s third LNT Yamamoto Toshu(1906-1994) and the right is by the fourth LNT Fujiwara Yu(1932-2001); both excellent firings, perfect condition, signed boxes, 13-13.3cm. tall, signed on base. Last photos shows a guinomi by the first LNT Kaneshige Toyo(1896-1967) for… More
What a year! We hope to find better days ahead, and Chihiro and I hope everyone is as well as can be and we hope to see you in Kyoto in 2021! (Please inquire if any works of of interest and further photos and details gladly sent, and this In the Spotlight will be continued on our Instagram page… More
Always challenging his ceramic art Furutani Kazuya(b.1976) has come up with a new style where he plasters different colored clay over his jar forms; one similar one of ours was featured in a recent major publication of 150 of Japan’s noted artists, photos also shown. This very engaging and… More
As many know Kakurezaki Ryuichi(b.1950) is a revolutionary Bizen ceramic artist. If not familiar with him please do a quick web search, he was named an Okayama Intangible Cultural Property in 2019. This unique form was fired this spring and has beautiful natural ash-glaze, warm ‘clay… More
Bizen’s second Living National Treasure was Fujiwara Kei(1899-1983); he was named a LNT in 1970. He loved to drink sake and made many fine vessels for that. Here is a large hidasuki (wrapped in straw) guinomi with a classic Fujiwara form. In perfect condition with a signed box, 7cm.tall,… More
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
No introduction needed for Tsujimura Shiro, a classic rugged vase, notice all the melted feldspar and the one coveted ‘landscape’ of the bursting stone known as ishihaze; the vase holds water just fine. In perfect condition with a signed box, 25cm.tall.
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