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
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.
To celebrate the 16th edition of Sake Today–just published–RYYG is showing here sixteen sake vessels ranging from the Muromachi period (Ko-Seto with kintsugi) to works recently made; please see captions for the names of the artists (when known) and if any are of interest please email… More
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One of the most important figures in 20th century Japanese ceramics was Koyama Fujio (1900-1975); you can read about him on e-yakimono.net in an article I wrote for the Japan Times about a retrospective Koyama exhibition at the Idemitsu Museum (add www. to e-yakimono.net/html/koyama-fujio-jt.html)… More
Yamaguchi Masato (b. 1978) is a sixth-generation Seto ceramic artist who is facing the challenge of bringing his family’s tradition into the present; quite frankly he’s succeeding brilliantly and we hope to have more works in the future. For now here are two Oribe chawan, one black and… More
120,000 yen each.
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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