Mashiko Pitcher/Vase by Hamada Shoji
In perfect condition with the original box, 26cm.tall. I’m sure all are very familiar with Hamada Shoji, Mashiko’s first Living National Treasure.
Mumyoi Jar by Ito SekisuiV
Ito Sekisui (b.1941) was named a Living National Treasure for his mumyoi pottery in 2003. Ito’s family has been potting on Sado Island since the 17th century. They use a local red clay and thus the color of the wares brilliantly contrasts with the black smoked areas. Here is a museum quality… More
Extremely Rare Hamada Shoji Chawan
A first for RYYG, a *stamped*(田) Hamada Shoji chawan dating to Showa 9(1934), box signed by son Shinsaku and noted as well there, first kiln firing. This is an extremely rare chawan and talked with grandson Tomoo about it, agreed and said his father did the calligraphy about twenty years ago. In… More
Yunomi by Kawai Kanjiro
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. If ever visiting Kyoto his home is a must visit, more info online on this most important–and special–artist. Here is a lovely… More
Jet Black Mashiko Chawan by Hamada Shoji
Everyone knows Hamada Shoji (1894-1978), arguably the most famous Japanese potter the world has ever known. Most know too he was designated a Living National Treasure in 1955. Emerald green matcha will look divine in this jet-black iron glazed chawan with tinges of persimmon glaze. In perfect… More
Mashiko Guinomi by Hamada Shoji
The current issue of Tohsetsu–the Japan Ceramic Society’s journal–has on the cover a Hamada Shoji work and the main feature of the issue is the relationship of Hamada with Bernard Leach and fellow Mashiko potters. The Hamada photo courtesy of Tohsetsu. Here is a fine Hamada… More
Shizen-yu(Natural Ash Glaze) Vase by Tsujimura Shiro
No introduction needed for Tsujimura Shiro, a classic rugged vase, notice all the melted feldspar and the one coveted ‘landscape’ of the bursting stone known as ishihaze; the vase holds water just fine. In perfect condition with a signed box, 25cm.tall.
Bizen Chawan by Kaneshige Toyo
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
Three Square Shodai Jars by Inoue Taishu
Inoue Taishu(b.1941) is a legendary Shodai potter located in Kumamoto prefecture. He studied in Kyoto with Morino Kako, father of Taimei, and then established his own kiln in 1965 before moving to his present location in 1968. His met all the Mingei greats of the day and is, of course, one himself…. More
Hagi–and Other Styles–Shuki Sake Vessels by Suizu Kazuyuki.
Suizu Kazuyuki drove up from Hagi today and RYYG selected some very fine sake vessels–and three larger jars (including Chosen-Karatsu) recently made. Suizu(b.1960) started his career in 1982 and has mainly exhibited at major national department store galleries such as Mitsukoshi and Tenmaya…. More