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.
Mashiko potter Shimaoka Tatsuzo's square vases come in many design motifs, yet the wavy design on this one is very unique and often not seen; the tri-color wavy design dances across all four sides and creates a very engaging work by this legendary Living National Treasure. In perfect condition wi... click for details
In 1990 I visited Yoshimoto Shuho in Bizen and saw this deluxe book (Showa Bizen Meihin Zukan); I knew then and there I had to have it and the next day I called the publisher and ordered one. It has proved to be a great resource on Bizen pottery of the Showa period(1926-1988). Here is a pristine ... click for details
Kamoda Shoji (1933-1983) was one of the most influential potters of post-war Japan. He brought new meaning to "decorative ceramics" with extraordinary and imaginative designs. His following was so great that his shows would sell out in 15 minutes (one supposed record), and the lines to the exhibi... click for details
A fine tall 19th century Agano tokkuri with a crinkled texture and dark brown ame-yu glazing; in excellent condition and is 22.7cm.tall, a rare find. click for details
27.2cm tallx59x16.6cm [box included]/An element of surprise captures our attention with the current collection of Kouchi Hidetoshi. “The kiln I use to fire my pieces is not suitable to fire Oribe, in fact”, said Kouchi. It was built a long time ago using old bricks and has walls over 1m thick... click for details
On forming his work he explained that “something dynamic is created when the work is done spontaneously”, he remarked. When Kouchi crafts pieces, he has a general image in his head. Yet, when he forms the shape with a pallet, he goes with the flow stating that “if you take one breath, or he... click for details
A classic guinomi by the master potter Kawase Shinobu; more about Kawase in our archives. A very delicate work--as are most of Kawase's creations, in perfect condition with a signed box, 3cm.tallx8cm. Kampai! click for details
Here is another truly outstanding Shigaraki creation by the internationally celebrated ceramic artist Kohyama Yasuhisa(b.1936); more about him in our archives. The piece is in perfect condition and is 19cm.tallx39cm. long and 10cm.deep; captivating form and excellent firing in terms of bringing o... click for details
What could be better for an autumn table? Before use one should slightly wet this large leaf Bizen platter and then maybe place some greenery on it before placing the main dish; sashimi...or cheese and fruit....whatever it is it will certainly look very appealing. This large Bizen nerikomi-marble... click for details
Murata Gen(1904-1988) was one of the greatest Mingei potters of the 20th century. His pots have all that is good in mingei; he was awarded many prizes including that of the Tochigi Prefectural Culture Prize in 1985. By a stroke of luck I was able to acquire four pieces from a private collection. ... click for details