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.
The round and much larger of the two is 4.5cm.tallx37.6 and is priced at 270,000 yen. The cut form one is 5.5cm.tallx27.6x28.3 and is 100,000 yen; both in perfect condition, signed boxes, signed on base. click for details
Takiguchi Kazuo's classic-mingei-inspired dobin with a rough clay body, soft ash-glazing and dynamic iron-underglaze brush markings and a self-made twine handle; all together a fine dobin indeed. In perfect condition with a signed box, 18.3cm.tall including handle x17.5x11.2. click for details
Casting shadows and moody light, here is an unusual Bizen orb-lamp with classic Bizen firing tones by Miyao Masahiro. It's 25.1cm.tallx26.6, no box. click for details
Bringing out the warm beauty of materials and form, here is a bucket-motif vase-wine cooler by An exceptionally fired by Takahashi Rakusai lV (b.1925). The Takahashi family--along with the Ueda family--is one of the longest potting families in Shigaraki and is largely responsible for preserving t... click for details
Again we find Yokoyama Naoki creating new forms for Bizen in his marbled Bizen technique; in perfect condition with a signed box, 44.5cm.tall. Yokoyama was recently named one of the 50 most popular 'under 50' ceramic artists in Japan, the publication showed a similar work, he made just two. click for details
Osawa Tsuneo(b.1962) is very passionate about his Bizen; this means he has studied the classic works, tested and then tested again with more various Bizen clays then anyone we've ever met, talked with all the current masters and brings out fine Momoyama-inspired forms and firing effects on his tr... click for details
Only one word to describe this large Shino-yohen mallet by the 'Bear of Echizen' Kumano; Intense. Intense in the firing, attitude, and of course the firing. In perfect condition with a signed box, 33.5cm.tallx22, signed on base. Kumano's boxes are also works of art. Thanks to all who have visited... click for details
Veteran Mino potter Yoshida Yoshihiko(b.1937) is a potter like that of long ago. Leading a simple and quiet life in the hills of Toki, he works from an old farmhouse full of spiritual craft works from the world over. These are his teachers as was the first Living National Treasure for Shino, Arak... click for details
Here are six very special goblets made by Kayama Tetsuya(b.1954.) Kayama is the eldest son of the famed painter Kayama Matazo and he studied in Iga with Banura Shiro after graduating from Tama Art University where he studied Japanese style painting. In 1989 he established his kiln in Oiso, Kanaga... click for details
Isezaki Koichiro (b.1974) is the first son of Bizen's current Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun, and is one of the up-and-coming stars of the Isezaki family. Isezaki Yozan, Koichiro's grandfather and the father of LNT Jun and Okayama Prefecture Intangible Cultural Property Mitsuru((1934-2011),... click for details