Toki City (Gifu Prefecture) Intangible Cultural Property Sakai Kobu’s (b.1936) kiln is SO small he hardly ever fires anything larger than a chawan or sake cup. Also at 82 he’s firing only once a year and here are some recent works, plus a 2014 large–for his kiln–squat jar…. More
Here is a recently-fired Hagi chawan by Kaneta Masanao (b.1953). One of the most influential Hagi ‘potters’ today (as many know), Kaneta is an 8th-generation Hagi artist; in a nutshell, he has given the traditional Hagi tea world a very sculptural feel with his kurinuki carved out… More
Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was named a Living National Treasure in 1985 for his iron-glazes, of which celadon is one. Here’s classical Shimizu deep-crackled celadon jar dating to the 1970s, stamped on base, perfect condition with a signed box, 18cm.tallx20.5.
All in perfect condition with signed boxes. (Left Available)
80,000 yen each
Takiguchi Kazuo(b.1953) is one of the most interesting and important Kyoto ceramic artists of the past 30 years. His original forms (and deftly painted smaller works) have earned him a slew of awards and a large following here in Japan as well as around the world. Recently he’s creating… More
Isezaki Koichiro(b.1974) is a rising Bizen star taking forms into new directions; he studied sculpture at university and did an apprenticeship in the US with Jeff Shapiro and that combined with his sensitive-open spirit–plus being the son of LNT Isezaki Jun–has nurtured his creations to a high… More
120,000 yen each.
Araki Takako (1921-2004) was a very well-respected and collected ceramic artist who pioneered the way for many female artists in Japan. She did many sculptural works, especially of decaying bibles. This slender vase has a passage from the Bible and is a very rare-unique work because it was fired… More
Araki/150,000 yen and Kumakura/On Reserve