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
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.
Here is an iconic Mihara Ken(b.1958) form that was shown in his 1997 Tokyo exhibition and shown on the exhibition announcement. In 1995 a brother piece to this Mihara was featured on the cover of the 12th Tanabe Museum of Art –Modern Tea Forms Exhibition Catalog cover as well as being shown… More
Suzu is one of Japan’s lost stoneware styles that few collectors know about. As the Suzu Ceramic Museum in the Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa prefecture notes, “Suzu ware is a kind of pottery made in Suzu from the latter half of the 12th century to the end of the 15th century. It was… More
Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008) made a lot of work in his lifetime yet surprisingly few tsubo-jars, as a matter of fact at the 2017 major Tsuji retrospective held at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Crafts Gallery out of 152 displayed pieces there were only two tsubo and one was a lidded one. So here are… More
Green On Reserve/Shigaraki Sold
Here is a Shimaoka Tatsuzo(1919-2007) work that caught our attention with its strong form and subtle bamboo sparse lines on a white slip hakeme ‘curtain’ that reminds us of Shinoda Toko’s brush as well. In perfect condition, 27.5cm.tallx19.5cm., stamped on base, stamped on base.
Here are two jars by two important ceramic artists; a seihakuji bluish-white porcelain by Fukami Sueharu(b.1947) and a neriage marbled one by Matsui Koyo(b.1962). Each is very uniform all around in terms of glazing and design, both better in person in terms of color. The Fukami is… More
A museum quality work by the talented Hiroshima based ceramic artist Kimura Yoshiro. Kimura (b.1946) deals almost exclusively with the color blue, perfect for summer as it imparts such a cool aura. First wanting to be a Zen monk he switched to pottery(like Tsujimura Shiro) and fell in love with the… More
A few new works to the gallery starting with a 1930s Kaneshige Toyo tokkuri and a new style by the ever-talented Tanoue Shinya. The Kaneshige tokkuri is 15cm.tall, one of his early stamps on base, signed box by son Kosuke—a rare piece with shibui ‘landscapes.’ Tanoue resides and… More
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