Three LARGE Bizen jars-kame-vats that grace the entrance to RYYG; the largest is the lone one by Yokoyama Naoki, it’s 88cm.tall and is 650,000 yen. The pair, on the left Hoshino Sei at 57cm.tall and is Sold, the right one is Mori Togaku from his first large kiln firing at Samukaze in 1985,… More
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Kishino Kan (b.1975, Kyoto) lives and breathes ceramics in the hills of Iga. Not just Iga though he also fires Shino, Kohiki, Ki-Seto, Setoguro, Hakuji-White Porcelain and other styles; he’s a great admirer and connoisseur of ancient ceramic art. A pure spirit comes out his his adaptations of… More
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Arimoto Kuugen (b.1963) is a Hiroshima-based Shino specialist–he gets all his materials from Mino–who is also creating some wonderful green ash-glazed works like that of Ezaki Issei (1918-1992). Recently Arimoto has been sculpting flowing-rippling vessels in both glazing schemes; mainly… More
Welcome to 2017 at RYYG and for our first listing this Year of the Rooster is a pair of Shigaraki sumo-wrestlers by Takahashi Rakusai V’s wife, Masami. She told us the little guy always wins! A good motto for this year.
22,000 yen per pair
The slash marks on all Koie Ryoji’s works are actually the first kanji of his first name–Ryo–incised sideways. One of the greatest-most influential artists ever in Japan, period. Due to illness he’s not potting anymore and this jar dates back about 10 years, there is a… More
Kato Takahiko(b.1952) comes from a traditional Shigaraki family where his father and grandfather were also potters. Yet not so much under the influence of his own family, more so from Sodeisha founder Suzuki Osamu, Kato has and continues to take Shigaraki in exciting new directions. Suzuki took a… More