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
Tsujimura Kai (b.1976) creates grand Shigaraki, Iga, Karatsu and Kohiki pieces in line with the aesthetics of his famous father Tsujimura Shiro. Kai, along with his brother Yui, are quickly making a name for themselves in the Japanese pottery world within and outside of Japan. Deep yet simple,… More
360,000 including delivery
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
460,000 yen including shipping
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
580,000 yen including DHL delivery
Yamada Hikaru (1924-2001) was a founding member of the extremely influential avant-garde ceramic group Sodeisha along with Yagi Kazuo and Suzuki Osamu in the late 1940s. They brought about a sea change in Japanese ceramics, and it is not an understatement to say that many contemporary potters have… 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
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
Bizen’s first Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo (1896-1967) is one of the most important Bizen potters of all time. Along with other first LNT’s, such as Arakawa Toyozo and Nakazato Muan, Kaneshige researched and revived the ancient Momoyama Period ways of clay preparation, kiln building,… More
Placed in a prime spot in his kiln, this Yamamoto Toshu(1904-1994) jar is a masterpiece of Bizen firing with his perfectly thrown form; he was known as ‘The Master of the Wheel.’ In perfect condition with a signed box, 26cm.tallx27cm. wide, signed on base.
Nishihata Tadashi (b.1948) is most likely the greatest traditional Tamba ceramic in Japan today—more about him in our archives. Here is a richly fired Nishihata vessel with various tones and textures. It’s 28.3cm.tallx31.5cm.x15.5cm. perfect condition, signed box.