Kimata Kaoru(b.1967) studied in Karatsu and there mastered various ash-glazes and then made them into her own ‘blend’ as clearly seen on this multi-colored-engaging vessel. Kimata moved her studio to Kobe in 1995 and also to the countryside. She exhibits throughout Japan–and her chawan… More
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
Inoue Taishu(b.1941) is a legendary Shodai potter located in Kumamoto prefecture. He studied in Kyoto with Morino Kako, father of Taimei, and then established his own kiln in 1965 before moving to his present location in 1968. His met all the Mingei greats of the day and is, of course, one himself…. More
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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.
Four iron-glazed jars by the legendary Koie Ryoji (b.1938), one of the world’s most important 20th century ceramic artists, new to the gallery today. The smallest is 32.cm. tall and all are in perfect condition with signed boxes. More details photos on request.
Each 180,000 yen
Here is a Shimaoka Tatsuzo(1919-2007) work that caught our attention with its strong form and subtle bamboo sparse lines on a white slip hakeme ‘curtain’ that reminds us of Shinoda Toko’s brush as well. In perfect condition, 27.5cm.tallx19.5cm., stamped on base, stamped on base.
We’ve hardly ever seen a more hauntingly beautiful Echizen jar in over three decades in Japan, of all styles for that matter. Masudaya Kosei (b.1950) is the artist. A wonderful variety of ash effects especially over the shoulders are one highlight of this tsubo-jar. Masudaya established his… More
We’ve offered Fujiwara Kei tokkuri-sake flasks in the past yet never six at one time from a private collection. They are all top-notch, please see photo captions for prices; these include signed boxes. Fujiwara Kei(1899-1983) was named a LNT in 1970. Additional photos of any gladly sent on… More
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Koide Naoe we first met when he was an apprentice to Harada Shuroku, that lasted from 1997 to 2011 when he established his own kiln. He was born in 1978 and has a deep affection for Bzen clay and creates works with rich firing much in the style of Harada. Here is a dynamic ‘bucket’ vase… More