This important work by Akiyama Yo traveled in a five-city Japan exhibition (Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto) exhibition celebrating the 110th year or Takashimaya, shown in the catalog photo. It’s 43cm. in all directions. Akiyama (b.1953) is widely considered to be one of the greatest… More
Here are two chawan from two of the finest chawan ceramic artists in Japan today, Shigaraki by Furutani Kazuya and Shino by Arimoto Kuugen. Arimoto (b.1963) is based in Hiroshima, yet uses the finest Mino mogusa clay that he personally went to locate in the hills of Tajimi. Arimoto is a passionate… More
To celebrate the 16th edition of Sake Today–just published–RYYG is showing here sixteen sake vessels ranging from the Muromachi period (Ko-Seto with kintsugi) to works recently made; please see captions for the names of the artists (when known) and if any are of interest please email… More
Kondo Hiroshi (1936-2012) was a much celebrated Kyoto ceramic artist, second son of Living National Treasure Kondo Yuzo (1902-1985) and father to Takahiro. Here is a classic Kondo jar with gold-glaze and a strong pine tree drawn in sometsuke-colbalt blue, a Kondo trademark. In perfect condition… More
Tanoue Shinya, a RYYG favorite, starting making chawan and here’s one of those that will also be in the ad mentioned in the Hashimoto listing, along with the Setsu Junji works shown here as well; a Kyoto trio. The chawan is in perfect condition, 10.5cm.tallx14.5., signed on base, signed box.
Hashimoto Machiko is a very talented young Kyoto ceramic artist born in Kyoto in 1986. She graduated with a BFA Fine Art from Kyoto Saga University of Arts in 2009. She’s been exhibited and awarded at various exhibitions and is a very lively, ‘jazzy’ ceramic artist. This jar just… More
Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) and Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966) were life-long friends and almost everyone knows their respective stories. Legends. Here are two fine examples of their works, a Hamada nuka-iron-glazed jar and a rare Kawai tokkuri; each is in perfect condition with the Hamada at… More
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