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
One earth; using 5th century anagama technology and materials of life itself that haven’t changed since the first pottery was made (clay, air, water, fire) here is a visual reminder of where we all live. Every tilt brings a new horizon, made by Shigaraki veteran Kato Takahiko–a RYYG… 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.
Museum quality, yet hope these end up on someone’s table for use; dating to 1991 and only a few sets made by Mori Togaku. The hidasuki-straw markings are quite radical and better in person than the reflective photos of each. Each is 4cm.tallx26.5-27, stamped on base, perfect condition with a… 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
Two legends, a spiraling Shino vase by Kato Yasukage XIV (1964-2012) and a sublime Shigaraki hidasuki(rare straw wrapping marks) by Tsuji Seimei(1927-2008). Each in perfect condition with signed boxes, the Kato is 32 cm. tall x 12.5cm. and is Sold. The Tsuji chawan is 9cm.tallx11.2 cm. and is Sold,… More
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