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.
Udagawa Hosei(1946-1993) created some of the finest Hagi works within the span of a much too brief life; his works are now to Hagi fans as Furutani's works are to Shigaraki collectors, or Kamoda is to the entire art world. Here is a beautiful bucket form that shows a rich white Hagi glazing over ... click for details
A very bold work by Gifu Intangible Cultural Property Hayashi Shotaro; more about him in our archives. Kampai! click for details
Kaneshige Sozan (1909-1995, real name Shichirozaemon) played many roles throughout his long career, the first beginning when he was 18. That's when he started to help his already famous elder brother Toyo (1896-1967) -- who in 1956 was designated a Living National Treasure for Bizen ware -- with ... click for details
Veteran Mino potter Kato Kenji's (1933-2008) specialty was his "toruko-ao" or Turkish Blue glaze and glossy 'citrus skin' black iron glazed works. After graduating from the Kyoto University of Fine Art, Kato apprenticed under Kyoto legend and Living National Treasure Tomimoto Kenkichi (1886-1963)... click for details
If you are familiar with 5th-12th century sueki wares then you'll recognize a bond between those early natural-ash glazed wares and the contemporary works of Nara-based ceramic artist Tsujimura Yui(b.1975). He 'studied' under his father Shiro and the same spirit within Shiro's works is to be foun... click for details
From his Italian exhibition, stunning. click for details
Ogawa Machiko(1946-) is a very influential potter in the contemporary Japanese ceramic scene and she's won the Japan Ceramic Society Award, among others, as well as having exhibitions at major galleries and museums---a look at her Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura exhibition can be viewed at e-yakim... click for details
Our other Kako Katsumi superb mizusashi; the form and design again show his keen sense and how he's bringing new life to the Tea World; in perfect condition with a signed box, 21cm.tallx15x17, signed on base; more about Kako in our archives, interview at e-yakimono.net click for details
Hayashi Mamiko(b.1959) is an elegant ceramic artist who after graduating from prestigious Keio University started her ceramic career in 1985 studying with Ito Keiji at the Gifu City Ceramic Art Institute. She has had a gallery based career thereafter. This silver-white square vase has the appeara... click for details
A true masterpiece of 16th century Momoyama period Bizen; the color patches on the side are extremely rare on such work. In perfect condition with an old box, 23.5cm.tall, incised potter mark on side. I Many reference photos from my extensive Ko-Bizen book collection of such works, hardly any tho... click for details