I have known Robert for many years and have visited him in Japan. I find Robert to be warm, kind and truly an authority on the subject of Japanese Ceramics. I trust him and his judgement implicitly.
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Kyoto has always been a city full of avant-garde artists dating back to the Edo period. In the 1940s a revolutionary ceramic group was formed called Sodeisha that changed the ceramic landscape of Japan forever. One of its earliest members was Kumakura Junkichi(1920-1985). Kumakura was one of Kyot... click for details
Osaka-based ceramic artist Furuno Yukiharu was born in 1943 and is an award-winning artist hardly known to the West. He's been exhibited at the prestigious Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts exhibition 27 times starting in 1973 and the regional exhibition 42 times; other juried exhibitions are num... click for details
Here is a rare abstract design vase by Wada Morihiro(1944-2008); in perfect condition with a signed box21.8cm.tall, shown with a large Bizen guinomi by National Treasure Furiwara Kei(1899-1983//On Reserve) click for details
Kimura Moriyasu(b.1935)---creates some of the finest original tenmoku glazes ever-ever seen. Here's a fat faceted jar-vase reminiscent of old shochu containers; in perfect condition with a singed box, 25.5cm.tall x19, stamped on base. click for details
Takeuchi Shingo(b.1955) is a veteran Seto artist whose work we find like no other in his original forms and muted tones and textures, very Zen---like a dry rock garden. Each of his works is hand-coiled built and the then carved, the interlocking ridges are engaging on many levels, with the shadow... click for details
Here is one of only three ever made Harara Shuroku's powerful shinogi-deep grooved 'otherworldly' vase-sculpture. More about this important Bizen ceramic artist in our archives; in excellent condition--Harada did add a teeny patch of black lacquer to one divot--with a signed box, 21cm.tallx23x20... click for details
Three 'Above Mt.Fuji' hand-painted scenes can be viewed on this green glazed-inside cross-hatched design cup by the one and only Takiguchi Kazuo; more about him in our archives or at e-yakimono.net. In perfect condition with a work-of-art calligraphy signed box, 7.5cm.tallx8.5-9cm. at the lip, si... click for details
The first of our recent Kobayashi Hideo Kyoto Chic Sculpture-Vessels; in perfect condition with a signed box, 28cm.tallx40x11, signed on base. More about Kobayashi in our previous listing, a very elegant artist indeed. click for details
New works to the gallery by Kobayashi Hideo, from our archives, "Kobayashi Hideo(b.1951) is a Kyoto veteran ceramic artist who has had a most stellar career after graduating from the Kyoto University of Art in 1975; his first award came soon thereafter in 1980 at the Kyoto Prefectural Arts and Cr... click for details
Sodeisha founder Suzuki Osamu(1926-2001) was one of the most influential and important Japanese ceramic artists of the 20th century; a slide show from a national museum retrospective can be viewed at e-yakimono.net. Here is a very rare 1950s leaf-pattern eared pedestal jar in perfect condition, s... click for details