Tsujimura Kai created and fired this elongated/curving neck Tsurukubi vase, it has grace in its form and firing. In perfect condition with a signed box, 29cm.tallx15cm. wide at base, signed. One flower.
85,000 yen w/delivery.
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
A museum quality work by the talented Hiroshima based ceramic artist Kimura Yoshiro. Kimura (b.1946) deals almost exclusively with the color blue, perfect for summer as it imparts such a cool aura. First wanting to be a Zen monk he switched to pottery(like Tsujimura Shiro) and fell in love with the… 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 for their respective firing ‘landscapes’ with the hidasuki-straw being the least expensive at 120,000 yen, the two goma-‘sesame’ at… More
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Yamaguchi Makoto (b. 1978) is a sixth-generation Seto ceramic artist who is facing the challenge of bringing his family’s tradition into the present; quite frankly he’s succeeding brilliantly with a large following here in Japan and not beginning to see that begin overseas as well. This Oribe… More
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
A few new works to the gallery starting with a 1930s Kaneshige Toyo tokkuri and a new style by the ever-talented Tanoue Shinya. The Kaneshige tokkuri is 15cm.tall, one of his early stamps on base, signed box by son Kosuke—a rare piece with shibui ‘landscapes.’ Tanoue resides and… More
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Kato Katsuya(b.1947) was born into an ancient potting family in the town in Nishio, not far from one of Japan’s most important potting centers from long ago, Seto in Aichi prefecture. His specialty is yakishime–high fired unglazed stoneware–and since 2005 has been firing an… More
When Kaneshige Sozan (1909-1995) turned eighty he held a special commemorative exhibition of 80 chawan in various styles such as Hagi, Shigaraki, Shino, of course Bizen and Karatsu. The Karatsu chawan were made and fired at Nishioka Koju’s (1918-2006) famous kiln and here is one from that… More