We do miss seeing Mt.Fuji, as many know our gallery before was in Mishima with views of Mt.Fuji, ever changing, always inspiring. So it was splendid to view a Red Fuji in this chawan by Nishihata Tadashi, more about this important Tamba ceramic artist in our archives. It’s in a deep well Ido… More
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This Yamamoto Toshu(1904-1994) tea set is the first ever seen by our gallery; six yunomi and one large teapot/kyusu that appear to have never been used, there’s still a piece of straw in the kyusu. That is how works were packed way back when and this set dates back to the 60s and shows on the… More
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Shimizu Keiichi (b.1962) is a fourth generation Tamba potter creating minimalist geometrical forms often with graphic art designs; this work was hand-coiled formed and then manipulated into its origami-looking facade. It’s 46cm.tallx28.3cmx14, signed on base and with a signed box.
How wonderful that Takahashi Yoshiko(b.1988) became a ceramic artist in her family’s Shigaraki tradition. Her father is Rakusai V and of course she grew up with clay all around her entire life. Our gallery is a big fan and here are two recently fired jars with her signature fluted forms and… More
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Here are some new works to the gallery in the recent weeks, please see names under the photos and more details gladly sent on request. The first is a Hagi chawan by Living National Treasure Miwa Kyusetsu XI (1910-2012), double boxed and etched with his signature on base meaning made after he was… More
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What a year! We hope to find better days ahead, and Chihiro and I hope everyone is as well as can be and we hope to see you in Kyoto in 2021! (Please inquire if any works of of interest and further photos and details gladly sent, and this In the Spotlight will be continued on our Instagram page… More
Tsujimura Kai (b.1976) creates grand Shigaraki, Iga, Karatsu and Kohiki pieces in line with the aesthetics of his famous father Tsujimura Shiro. Kai, along with his brother Yui, are quickly making a name for themselves in the Japanese pottery world within and outside of Japan. Deep yet simple,… More
We waited for many months and well worth it; deep thanks to Takiguchi Kazuo and Kawai Atsuko for creating our new noren-curtain and wooden sign both hoisted up in front of the gallery on Nov. 17th. Big Kansha. Many know their real work, last photo showing what we have at the gallery now.