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
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Four iron-glazed jars by the legendary Koie Ryoji (b.1938), one of the world’s most important 20th century ceramic artists, new to the gallery today. The smallest is 32.cm. tall and all are in perfect condition with signed boxes. More details photos on request.
Each 180,000 yen
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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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
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, please see photo captions for prices; these include signed boxes. Fujiwara Kei(1899-1983) was named a LNT in 1970. Additional photos of any gladly sent on… More
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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
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
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 Japan’s greatest ceramic artists in all of history, Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966). Here is a classic slip-trail design cobalt blue-gosu yunomi in perfect condition, 8.4cm.tallx9.5, box signed by Kawai’s wife Tsune. If you’ve never been to Kawai’s house, which now is a… More
Bizen’s second Living National Treasure was Fujiwara Kei(1899-1983); he was named a LNT in 1970. Here is a rather ‘jimi’ quiet Fujiwara tokkuri with fine ‘clay flavor’ kase-goma and yohen tones and a smooth feel in the hand. In perfect condition with a signed box, 12.8cm.tall, signed on… More