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
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
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
Kimata Kaoru(b.1967) studied in Karatsu and there mastered various ash-glazes and then made them into her own ‘blend’ as clearly seen on this multi-colored-engaging vessel. Kimata moved her studio to Kobe in 1995 and also to the countryside. She exhibits throughout Japan–and her chawan… 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/170,000 yen. Shigaraki Sold
That’s how a similar Isezaki So(b.1968) jar is described in the major Bizen exhibition that is traveling Japan now, started in Tokyo this February and is now showing at the Miho Museum ending at the Aichi Prefectural Cermaic Art Museum early autumn 2020. This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition… More