To celebrate National Sake Day–October 1st–here is a rare Ko-Bizen tokkuri from the Momoyama period with signed authentication from Okada Soe, the author of the deluxe book Ko-Bizen Subete (Only Ko-Bizen). Photos of other works from that period are shown to focus on the carving around… More
Suizu Kazuyuki drove up from Hagi today and RYYG selected some very fine sake vessels–and three larger jars (including Chosen-Karatsu) recently made. Suizu(b.1960) started his career in 1982 and has mainly exhibited at major national department store galleries such as Mitsukoshi and Tenmaya…. More
Tokkuri-Flasks 37,000 yen/Guinomi-Sake Cups 22,000 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 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
Kato Gozan(b.1922) was influenced by his Meiji teachers and is renowned for his skill with a brush painting masterpieces in cobalt blue-gosu on his works. Here is a very varied scenic Kato tsubo-jar that with every turn takes on a new vista. In perfect condition, signed box, signed on base,… More
We’ve offered Fujiwara Kei tokkuri-sake flasks in the past yet never six at one time from a private collection. They are all top-notch, please see photo captions for prices; these include signed boxes. Fujiwara Kei(1899-1983) was named a LNT in 1970. Additional photos of any gladly sent on… More
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Koide Naoe we first met when he was an apprentice to Harada Shuroku, that lasted from 1997 to 2011 when he established his own kiln. He was born in 1978 and has a deep affection for Bzen clay and creates works with rich firing much in the style of Harada. Here is a dynamic ‘bucket’ vase… 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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