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.
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Here's a rare-museum piece dating to 1991 from Kakurezaki's Phalanx series; it's 46.5cm.tallx28cm.x22.8, perfect condition with a signed box ios tips. A fine read about Kakurezaki: http://www.art-it.asia/u/admin_ed_contri7/1btU6ynAKplgrfEwGZhc click for details
Gomi Kenji, as many know, is one of Japan's most sought after younger artists; last year he won the pretigious Grand Prix at the Mino International Ceramics exhibition (http://www.icfmino.com/english/icc/) and a work was also acquired by the V&A in London. Here are two Saidoki ("Colorful Vessels"... click for details
Right now at the Mashiko Ceramic Museum is a group show of Hamada Shoji, Shimaoka Tatsuzo, Kamoda Shoji, Kimura Ichiro and Nagakura Suiko (http://www.mashiko-museum.jp/museum/ex150404/index.html); the only female is Nagakura(b.1937). As fate has it two of her colorful Oribe-esque Impressionistic ... click for details
Hayashi Kaku(b.1953) is a major ceramic artist here in Japan whose work is little known in the west, although her work was part of a traveling exhibition 'Soaring Voices--Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists'--that toured Japan and the US. A few years ago she was awarded a prestigious awar... click for details
The most illustrious family in Tokoname is the Yamada family dating back to the mid 1800s. The fourth generation was born named Emu and took the honored family name of Jozan in 2006. Here is a mystical gourd-shaped anagama-fired vase, in perfect condition with a signed box, 25.2cm.tallx23.5, sign... click for details
Hiruma Kazuyo(b.1947) is one of Japan's most impressive contemporary female ceramic artists, period. She studied graphic design in her youth and was a graphic designer from 1967-1977. She took up ceramics in 1976 and established her studio in 1988. Since then she has been juried selected and awar... 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
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