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.
Here are two jars by two important ceramic artists; a seihakuji bluish-white porcelain by Fukami Sueharu(b.1947) and a neriage marbled one by Matsui Koyo(b.1962). Each is very uniform all around in terms of glazing and design, both better in person in terms of color. The Fukami is 23cm.tallx24.1,… More
Fukami--On Reserve/Matsui--450,000 yen
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
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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One of Japan’s greatest ceramic artists in all of history, Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966). It’s mind-boggling that he’s not as well known in the West as Hamada. Anyway, here is a classic slip-trail design shinsha-copper red bold chawan in perfect condition, 10.2cm.cm.tallx12.3, box signed… More
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
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