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
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.
Kubota Rekko (b.1952) is a porcelain master ceramic artist based in Kumamoto, we’ve had his exhibition in the past so some may remember him. He’s an award winning artist here and has exhibited in major juried exhibitions countless times. This vase, 36cm.tall, is a magical vessel for one… More
250,000 yen including DHL delivery
The current issue of Tohsetsu–the Japan Ceramic Society’s journal–has on the cover a Hamada Shoji work and the main feature of the issue is the relationship of Hamada with Bernard Leach and fellow Mashiko potters. The Hamada photo courtesy of Tohsetsu. Here is a fine Hamada… More
180,000 yen including delivery
No introduction needed for Tsujimura Shiro, a classic rugged vase, notice all the melted feldspar and the one coveted ‘landscape’ of the bursting stone known as ishihaze; the vase holds water just fine. In perfect condition with a signed box, 25cm.tall.