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.
On May 31st a most benevolent group of Kyoto walkers will walk 10km in their annual charity event that has raised a lot of needed money for many in need over the years, and this year's focus of funds will be Nepal; blankets, food, medicine, solar cookers, etc. On that day I cannot walk yet want t... click for details
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
A classic muji-Karatsu guinomi by the late great Tsuji Seimei (1927-2008). In perfect condition with a signed box, signed on side, basic guinomi size, EMS included. A bit about Tsuji from a 1999 Japan Times column: http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/tsuji-seimei-jt.html click for details
Here's a first-rate black Bizen firing with a rich flowing covering of goma-natural ash-glaze by Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun(b.1934). It's nicely formed too. In perfect condition with a signed box. click for details
Wada Morihiro(1944-2008) was one of the most important ceramic artists of the last 50 years and his works are in major private and public collections. Here is a rare circa late 70s-early 80s platter, a museum piece in perfect condition with a signed box, 2.5cm.tallx36.5x24, signed on base. click for details
For a Japanese pottery connoisseur, some names in recent history are important to know, even if they never became "popular" or were named Living National Treasures. One such name is Ezaki Issei(1918-1992). Ezaki is the "godfather" of present day Tokoname wares, as it was he who revived the dilapi... click for details
Here is a classic Kakurezaki Ryuichi sake pourer, on the hefty side in the hands, in perfect condition with a signed box. 10cm.tallx18x16, signed on base, from Kakurezaki's most recent firing, autumn 2014. click for details
Recently fired, fine goma and 'clay flavor'--added 'landscape' bonus of un-melted pine ash that appears like an island, and of course Kakurezaki's stunning form. In perfect condition with a signed box, basic guinomi size, signed on base. click for details
Bizen's second Living National Treasure was Fujiwara Kei(1899-1983); he was named a LNT in 1970. This simply elegant Fujiwara vase dates to before his LNT designation in the 1950s, and his sense of design on a simple' form is very poetic. The style is hidasuki, straw-wrapped that leads to the ora... click for details
It's winding down to that time of year to raise yet another guinomi high; here are three recently added to the gallery, a white porcelain by National Treasure Maeta Akihiro, Bizen by Nakamura Makoto and Sekki by Mihara Ken; all in perfect condition with signed boxes; Maeta is Sold, Nakamura is So... click for details