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.
Bold:Textured:Samurai:Truly a chawan to Behold. Harada Shuroku's spirit in spades; perfect condition, a bit hefty, 11.8cm.tallx14.5x13, signed box. http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/harada-shuroku-jt.html click for details
Made by a veteran Karatsu master---Fujinoki Dohei--perfect for sipping tea with guests, which is the main purpose of kumidashi, no box. click for details
One hardly finds a more intensely fired Bizen tsubo in all of history, what landscapes the ash painted on this Hoshino Sei (b.1959) piece. In perfect condition with a signed wooden standing plaque, 38cm.tallx44.5cm.wide. 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
Hori Ichiro(1952-) is considered a mago-deshi or 'grandchild apprentice' to the great past Living National Treasure Arakawa Toyozo(1894-1985), as Hori studied with Kato Kozo (Living National Treasure for Black Seto), Arakawa's apprentice way back when. All in all this leads Hori to fire the 'ol M... 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
Kukuri, Kani, Okaya, and Ohira are the names of places in Gifu prefecture where the classic Shino wares of the late 16th C. were fired; the greatest kiln being that of Mutabora. The relationship between Shino and the Way of Tea has basically continued on to this very day. Of course there was a la... 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 (320,000 yen), Oribe by Kato Yasukage XIV (POR), Zogan by Takeuchi Shugo (180,000 yen) and Hagi by Kaneta ... 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