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
In the history of mankind there has never been a larger privately built kiln then Mori Togaku’s 85-meter long, six-meters wide kiln. Just to conceive the idea and then from his 20-meter kiln to the 50-meter kiln and then the large kiln from his Aioi days is truly a Herculean undertaking that… More
One of the most gifted potters and scholars Japan has ever known was Arakawa Toyozo(1894-1985). He was named a Living National Treasure in 1955 for Shino and Black Seto. He also was associated with some of the other greatest potters of his day including Miwa Kyusetsu, Kawakita Handeshi, Kato… 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
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