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.
Followers of our gallery know what a big fan we are of Bizen's Harada Shuroku(b.1941)--here's a link to a 2000 article: http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/harada-shuroku-jt.html So it was with great joy that we found this circa 1997 vase that was exhibited at Mitsukoshi, Kurashiki; in fact the flyer ... click for details
Here is a prized firing style from Living National Treasure Shimaoka Tatsuzo's (1919-2007) kiln; an ash-glazed-slight salt-fired Jomon guinomi-sake cup. This style only comes from a very limited area in the kiln and only a few smaller pieces are fired in any one kiln. In perfect condition with a ... click for details
Komori Shoan (1901-1989) was a Tea Master and also a master maker of chadogu, or Tea Utensils. His chawan are held in the highest esteem here in Japan as well as his chashaku or Tea scoops. In the large Chawan Encyclopedia (Chawan Hyaka Dai Zukan) book published in 1997 there are two Komori chawa... click for details
Happy New Year! May 2016 bring more Light-Love-Beauty into your hearts and homes! We start the year here at RYYG with a rare gem. Ito Sekisui (b.1941) was named a Living National Treasure for his mumyoi pottery in 2003. Ito's family has been potting on Sado Island since the 17th century. He m... click for details
Bizen's second Living National Treasure was Fujiwara Kei(1899-1983); he was named a LNT in 1970. Fujiwara's tokkuri-sake flask has an *exceptional* firing rich in ash and tonal contrasts.The Fujiwara tokkuri is 12.5cm.tall, signed on base with a signed box. 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. click for details
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
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
Here is a rare, perfect condition Ko-Bizen chatsubo-tea jar that dates to the Momoyama period; it's 24.6cm.tallx26.4. click for details
Thanks to all who visited the Goto exhibition, Goto was very pleased to share and send his works around the world--we look forward to his new groundbreaking Shino in time. Back to Bizen, and also many new works to be listed next week. Here are three Bizen masters in the form of a tokkuri by Fujiw... click for details