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 180,000 yen
Four iron-glazed jars by the legendary Koie Ryoji (b.1938), one of the world’s most important 20th century ceramic artists, new to the gallery today. The smallest is 32.cm. tall and all are in perfect condition with signed boxes. More details photos on request.
Each 180,000 yen
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 23cm.tallx24.1,… More
Fukami--On Reserve/Matsui--450,000 yen
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
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
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
Here is a very rare–first we’ve ever seen–Yashichida-Oribe tokkuri pair by Kato Yasukage XIV (1964-2012) who was one of the most celebrated Mino ceramic artists of the day. Yashichi-Oribe is one Oribe style not oft seen, known for having spontaneous brush designs and glaze… More
Nakamura Kimpei (b.1935) has always been a radical ceramic artist stretching boundaries with his art for decades now, his works are in major ceramic art collections worldwide. This Jomon-esque work dates to the early 1980s and is a prime example of his output from that period. A museum work in… More