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
Here is an extremely rare Koda pottery mizusashi made by ninth-generation Koda potter Chubei Katsuzo(1887-1968). The zogan inlaid design is superb and the period lacquer lid is also a rare thing to find intact. In perfect condition, 21.2cm. tall with lid on x 17.4cm. wide at base, stamped Koda-yo… More
A very Happy New Year to anyone reading this, we wish you a pleasant, healthy, and happy 2019! To start the Year of the Boar we offer a rare and early seihakuji-bluish-white porcelain jar by Fukami Sueharu(b.1947), surely one of Japan’s most celebrated and internationally-renowned ceramic… More
Hamada Tomoo is the grandson of Shoji, son of Shinsaku and leading his illustrious family into the future; here is a small black and red glazed henko-jar and in a glazing scheme not oft seen. In perfect condition with a signed box, 16.3cm.tallx13.2×10.2. More about Hamada can be read by… More
Takeuchi Seijiro (1921-1979) was a Mingei potter based in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture who had a deep connection with the Mingei Movement and all its main leaders in all genres as well as the beautiful Ohara Museum also in Kurashiki. He worked at regional mingei style kilns first gaining… More
Murata Gen(1904-1988) was one of the greatest Mashiko potters of the 20th century. as many visitors to RYYG know, and simply one of the greatest mingei potters ever. For more on Murata please see this link: http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/murata-gen-pt-2004.html Here is a honest, sturdy and… More
Here is a Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) tokkuri of the highest order in terms of firing, simply stunning with his signature jomon inlaid rope patterns for which he was named a Living National Treasure in 1996. In perfect condition with a signed box, 14.2cm.tall x10cm, stamped on base.
Here is a very shibui Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) jar dating to the 1970s; this shibui Shimaoka style is a RYYG favorite. It’s 28.5cm.tallx 23cm., stamped on base. Shimaoka was named a Living National Treasure in 1996 for his zogan-inlay style, seen on this work. The richly-fired guinomi is… More