We received the Iga Tsubo just this week. It is beautiful and in perfect condition. Thank you for taking such good care in packing it. I must say the piece is far more beautiful than the pictures led me to believe. I hope to do business with you in the future.
San Diego, U.S.
Kojima Kenji (b.1953) is an Iga veteran with an impressive career here in Japan, his works are little known in the West. I think just by looking at this most impressive bold and rich firing one can get a sense of his artistry and mastery of Iga. In perfect condition with a signed box, signed on b... click for details
Isezaki Jun(b.1936) is the 5th LNT for Bizen pottery: here are two recently fired Black Bizen faceted guinomi-sake cups, each in perfect condition with signed boxes, signed on base. EMS included. Right On Hold. click for details
One of the largest, if not the largest, celadon vessels in Japan today, this work stands at 47.5cm. tall and barely fit into the artist's kiln---Watanabe Akihiko(b.1959). Watanabe is 'celadon master who fires an noborigama in the Izu peninsula. Watanabe was born and raised in Hirashimizu, Yamagat... click for details
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... click for details
Takauchi Shugo's creations always have a dynamic energy and charm about them, he's truly one of Japan's most outstanding veteran ceramic artists. His work has been shown at major overseas exhibitions at the V&A and the Smithsonian as well as domestically at the wonderful Musee Tomo in Tokyo. This... click for details
All in perfect condition with signed boxes, a most apropos vessel for this hiyaoroshi sake season! We also have a few tokkuri, photos soon..... click for details
Here are four mizusashi, traditionally fresh-water jars used in a Way of Tea Ceremony, yet vessels for whatever suits one's fancy. In the main photo from left to right, Iga by Fujioka Shuhei (On Reserve), Oribe by Kato Yasukage XIV (On Reserve), Zogan by Takeuchi Shugo (180,000 yen) and Hagi by K... click for details
Nagaoka Masami (1948-2013) was not only a great hidden yakishime (high-fired natural ash-glazed stoneware) potter, he was also a good friend. Here is a superb Nagaoka tsubo from the family's collection, great form and firing and notice the lip-rim as well. In perfect condition with a signed box b... click for details
Dating back to the early 90s, here's a Kakurezaki Ryuichi work that speaks volumes of his taking old forms and creating new ones based on the a 'simple' jar shape. A museum piece in perfect condition with a signed box, 29.cm tall, 26.8cm.across and 20.5cm.deep, signed on base. click for details
Dating to about ten years ago here are five carefully selected Iga guinomi by Fujioka Shuhei that are from a private collection--three available. Each in perfect condition with signed boxes, shown tokkuri (Yokoyama Naoki (Sold), Koie Ryoji (Sold), Kakurezaki Ryuichi (Sold), Tsujimura Yui (Sold) a... click for details