Kukuri, Kani, Okaya, and Ohira are the names of places in Gifu prefecture where the classic Shino wares of the late 16th C. were fired; the greatest kiln being that of Mutabora. The relationship between Shino and the Way of Tea has basically continued on to this very day. Of course there was a… More
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 is a very large pair of Tanoue Shinya ‘Shell’ forms that were awarded a Judge’s Prize at the 11th International Ceramics Competition Mino in 2017 and then traveled to Yokohama’s Sogo Museum in 2018. Each is 59.5cm.tallx120cm.x44.5. The judge that presented the award is… More
Those who have followed RYYG know our admiration for the late Furutani Michio(1946-2000). With that said here is the largest Furutani henko we’ve ever handled by far, it’s 55cm.tallx62cm.acrossx14c.deep, there are kintsugi repairs that only add character as such a work was blasted by… More
All who know Bizen know of the first Living National Treasure Kaneshige Toyo(1896-1967) and his profound importance in reviving Bizen’s grand heritage. Time to let go of this rare sake set, although the tomobako that Kaneshige wrote has yuzumashi or a cooling water pourer, yet it works… More
Dating from a long lineage of Kyoto potters, the eighth in the line was born Masahiro in 1954. In 2000 he ascended to his family’s honored name of Rokubey (sometimes seen spelled as Rokubei) and this important work was shown at that celebrated exhibition in Tokyo and Kyoto. It shows his… More
Ishiyama Tetsuya was born in 1973 near Tokyo in Saitama yet has his studio in the ancient potting town of Shigaraki, although he makes *much more* than just Shigaraki ceramic art. His works have been awarded all over Japan: 2014: Paramita Museum Ceramic Grand Prize exhibition. 2013: Shiga… More
Veteran Tamba ceramic artist Nishihata Tadashi (b.1948) is challenging his art with something not seen before, an anagama-fired marbled ware vessel with patterns of waves and natural ash-glaze. RYYG is one of the first in the world to show this new work, this one is 28cm.tallx24.3cm wide, signed on… More