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.
This Nezumi Shino chawan by Kato Kageaki(1899-1972) feels alive; it's a classic Nezumi Shino chawan that all in all speaks for itself. Kato was a 12th generation Mino potter--father of Kagekiyo (Seizo), grandfather of Yasukage--and his lineage dates back to the original potters of the Mino region... click for details
Kosobe pottery is one of the famous Tea Master Kobori Enshu's favored Seven Kilns of the middle-late Edo period; Kosobe was fired in a small village of the same name in Osaka. This tokkuri is on the large size--as was normal in those days--and has fluid calligraphy written on the sides; we are in... click for details
I've had the privilege to hold quite a few Ueda Tsuneji (1914-1987) chawan here in our gallery, and each one is a wonder. Please see our archives for photos of those and more about Ueda, a very great Kyoto Mingei potter. This chawan is quite appropriately open-faced for summer with a wider neriag... click for details
37cm.tallx27.4, new box, old original top, Bunka-Bunsei, excellent condition. click for details
From a private collection in Kumamoto City, here is a rare and very nice set of five late Edo period(early 19th C. Bunka-Bunsei) Takatori soba-choko sake cups. On the lip of each is a rope design and the body has a light crackled olive glaze with impressionistic iron-underglazing. Each in perfect... click for details
Fired a few times in Yoshisuji Keiji's small anagama these two natural ash-glazed(shizen-yu) apples are fine desk objects to refresh the senses, just as a crisp apple does on an autumn day. The left one was fired twice and the right thrice, thus the different levels of ash. Both in perfect condit... click for details
Miwa Kyusetsu X (1895-1981), later known as Kyuwa, was the first Living National Treasure of Hagi -the second was his younger brother Miwa Kyusetsu XI (the present-day Jusetsu). Quite simply, he did what LNT Kaneshige Toyo did for Bizen, or what LNT Nakazato Muan did for Karatsu. He is a legendar... click for details
In the Mashiko Ceramic Art Museum works can be seen by Hamada, Tomimoto, Kawai, Kamoda, Leach, Shimaoka, Murata, Sakuma, and Kimura Ichiro. In fact, a full retrospective of Kimura was held at the museum in 1998- such is his importance in Mashiko- even though his name isn't that well known in the ... click for details
Seto Hiroshi(1941-1994) was a leading Mashiko ceramic artist whose work is quite far from the 'standard' idea of what a Mashiko pot is. In fact, like fellow Mashiko potter and inspiration Kamoda Shoji, Seto boldly created new forms and glazing styles. He studied under Tomimoto Kenkichi(and also w... click for details
At the 2007 Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition Tanoue Shinya(b.1976) received a major award for three shell forms, of which this is one. Tanoue's work is fresh, interesting, and taking Kyoto ceramics in new directions; more about Tanoue in our archives. With a signed box, 26cm.x32.6, signed on base; a ... click for details