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Quality Chanoyu A collector of ceramic utensils on the subject of Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony.

Potter: Atarashi Manabu Approximate size: W3.9″ by H3.5″ or 10.0 by 9.0cm This is a yunomi or teacup by the famous Iga p...
18/12/2023

Potter: Atarashi Manabu Approximate size: W3.9″ by H3.5″ or 10.0 by 9.0cm This is a yunomi or teacup by the famous Iga potter Atarashi Manabu (1973-). He was born in Osaka in 1973, as the son of the renowned potter Atarashi Kanji. After graduating from the Literature Department of Kansai University in 1995 he returned home and started a potter's apprenticeship under his father....

Potter: Atarashi Manabu Approximate size: W3.9″ by H3.5″ or 10.0 by 9.0cm This is a yunomi or teacup by the famous Iga potter Atarashi Manabu (1973-). He was born in Osaka in 1973, as the son of th…

Potter: Kenji Takenaka Approximate size: W 3.3″ by H 3.3″ or 8.5 by 8.5 cm This is an aka-Bizen or red Bizen tea cup, in...
03/12/2023

Potter: Kenji Takenaka Approximate size: W 3.3″ by H 3.3″ or 8.5 by 8.5 cm This is an aka-Bizen or red Bizen tea cup, inlaid with white slip in vertical strokes by one of my favourite potters; Kenji Takenaka. Circular in form with an undulating rim, having it in your hands it will quickly become a favourite piece as its smooth to the touch and masterfully shaped to connect....

Potter: Kenji Takenaka Approximate size: W 3.3″ by H 3.3″ or 8.5 by 8.5 cm This is an aka-Bizen or red Bizen tea cup, inlaid with white slip in vertical strokes by one of my favourite potters; Kenj…

Approximate size: W3.1″ by H2.0″ or 8.0 by 5.0 cm This is a set of 5 containers for incense or other valuables, made wit...
13/10/2023

Approximate size: W3.1″ by H2.0″ or 8.0 by 5.0 cm This is a set of 5 containers for incense or other valuables, made with the metalworking technique known in the West as cloisonné and in Japan as 'shippō'. Starting with the largest one, each piece is smaller than the one before and all fit inside each other alike a set of Matryoshka dolls or nesting dolls....

Approximate size: W3.1″ by H2.0″ or 8.0 by 5.0 cm This is a set of 5 containers for incense or other valuables, made with the metalworking technique known in the West as cloisonné and in Japan as &…

Bearing artist stamp on the bottom. Details unknown, requires further research Approximate size large: W2.7″ by H3.7″ or...
21/09/2023

Bearing artist stamp on the bottom. Details unknown, requires further research Approximate size large: W2.7″ by H3.7″ or 13.5 by 7.0 by 9.5 cm This is a set of two yunomi or tea cups. In Oribe style these have a cups have a cheerful motive of mice scurrying about. The decorations are hand painted in a way that has a flair or charm of its own which leads me to believe the maker must be either experienced in the way of the brush or has had a lot of practice....

Bearing artist stamp on the bottom. Details unknown, requires further research Approximate size large: W2.7″ by H3.7″ or 13.5 by 7.0 by 9.5 cm This is a set of two yunomi or tea cups. In Oribe styl…

Approximate size: W5.3″ by W4.5″ by H2.8″ or 13.5 by 12.7 by 7.1 cm This is an antique kuro Oribe meaning black Oribe st...
04/09/2023

Approximate size: W5.3″ by W4.5″ by H2.8″ or 13.5 by 12.7 by 7.1 cm This is an antique kuro Oribe meaning black Oribe style chawan or ceremonial tea bowl. This particular piece has been with me for a long time now, how long exactly I couldn't say. Well over a decade. It is one of my favourite works, in a manner of speaking, it is a work that never gets old....

Approximate size: W5.3″ by W4.5″ by H2.8″ or 13.5 by 12.7 by 7.1 cm This is an antique kuro Oribe meaning black Oribe style chawan or ceremonial tea bowl. This particular piece has been with me for…

Potter: Kamei Masaru Approximate size: W4.7 by H2.8″ or 12.5 by 12.0 by 7.0 cm This is a unique chawan by famed Nitten j...
22/08/2023

Potter: Kamei Masaru Approximate size: W4.7 by H2.8″ or 12.5 by 12.0 by 7.0 cm This is a unique chawan by famed Nitten judge and frequent participant, and personal favourite Masaru Kamei (1933-). Masaru Kamei is a potter working in the Seto style. Masaru Kamei graduated from Aichi Prefectural Seto Pottery Senior High School, then refined his skills under his father....

Potter: Kamei Masaru Approximate size: W4.7 by H2.8″ or 12.5 by 12.0 by 7.0 cm This is a unique chawan by famed Nitten judge and frequent participant, and personal favourite Masaru Kamei (1933…

Potter: Ōshima Hisaoki Approximate size: W2.8" by H3.1″ or 7.2 by 8.0 cm For your consideration is a charming ki-Seto yu...
08/08/2023

Potter: Ōshima Hisaoki Approximate size: W2.8" by H3.1″ or 7.2 by 8.0 cm For your consideration is a charming ki-Seto yunomi or tea cup by famous Seto potter Ōshima Hisaoki (1944-). He works from Nenohi-gama in Toki City, Gifu prefecture. Ki-Seto glaze contains a little amount of iron and produces yellow-brown colour. Towards the end of the 16th century, what is known as the Momoyama period, a potter from Seto moved to Mino province (now Gifu prefecture), and developed this glaze....

Potter: Ōshima Hisaoki Approximate size: W2.8″ by H3.1″ or 7.2 by 8.0 cm For your consideration is a charming ki-Seto yunomi or tea cup by famous Seto potter Ōshima Hisaoki (1944-). He works …

Potter: Takemoto Morio, Tōan Karatsu Approximate size: W4.8" by H3.4″ or 12.3 by 8.7 cm An exemplary Karatsu chawan made...
18/07/2023

Potter: Takemoto Morio, Tōan Karatsu Approximate size: W4.8" by H3.4″ or 12.3 by 8.7 cm An exemplary Karatsu chawan made by the famous potter Takemoto Morio. In han tsutsu-gata or half cylinder shape which has been wheel-thrown and lightly shaped on the bottom half and given a carved koudai, foot-ring or foot of the bowl. The decoration seen on the bowl is known as 'ensō', a sacred symbol in Zen Buddhism meaning circle, or sometimes, circle of togetherness....

Potter: Takemoto Morio, Tōan Karatsu Approximate size: W4.8″ by H3.4″ or 12.3 by 8.7 cm An exemplary Karatsu chawan made by the famous potter Takemoto Morio. In han tsutsu-gata or half c…

Potter: Seigan Yamane Approximate size white Hagi: W4.7" by H3.5" or 22.8 by 12.0 by 8.6 cm Top right Raku, bottom left ...
14/07/2023

Potter: Seigan Yamane Approximate size white Hagi: W4.7" by H3.5" or 22.8 by 12.0 by 8.6 cm Top right Raku, bottom left Hagi, bottom right Shino A set of three chawan or ceremonial tea bowl by the famous Hagi potter Yamane Seigan. What makes this trio special is that, while all three are by the aforementioned potter - one is made according to Hagi traditions, the second shaped and glazed in a Shino fashion (with an off-white feltspar glaze showing the characteristic crawling), and thirdly a wheel-thrown chawan in half cylinder shape finished with a bright white Raku glaze....

Potter: Seigan Yamane Approximate size white Hagi: W4.7″ by H3.5″ or 22.8 by 12.0 by 8.6 cm Top right Raku, bottom left Hagi, bottom right Shino A set of three chawan or ceremonial tea …

Potter: Tokoname craftsman, Tougen Approximate size: W4.9″ by H3.1″ or 12.5 by 7.9 cm This dynamic Tokoname chawan was m...
04/07/2023

Potter: Tokoname craftsman, Tougen Approximate size: W4.9″ by H3.1″ or 12.5 by 7.9 cm This dynamic Tokoname chawan was made by the - now retired craftsman Tsuzuki Hisashi (1939-), who's artist name was Tougen. In half cylinder shape with an exterior that has been sculpted to appear like the roots of a tree or 'kinone', going over and under....

Potter: Tokoname craftsman, Tougen Approximate size: W4.9″ by H3.1″ or 12.5 by 7.9 cm This dynamic Tokoname chawan was made by the – now retired craftsman Tsuzuki Hisashi (1939-), who’s…

Potter: Mumei, unsigned, Takéichi Kawai, Buichi Approximate size: W2.6" by 4.1″ by H5.9″ or 6.6 by 10.4 by 15.2 cm This ...
17/06/2023

Potter: Mumei, unsigned, Takéichi Kawai, Buichi Approximate size: W2.6" by 4.1″ by H5.9″ or 6.6 by 10.4 by 15.2 cm This charming square vase was made by Kawai Takéichi (1908-1989), who's nickname was 'Buichi'. Buichi was a nephew of the legendary Mingei giant Kanjirõ Kawai, who was one of thé initiators of the Mingei movement. Takéichi apprenticed himself to his uncle and their collaborations lasted for more than 40 years....

Potter: Mumei, unsigned, Takéichi Kawai, Buichi Approximate size: W2.6″ by 4.1″ by H5.9″ or 6.6 by 10.4 by 15.2 cm This charming square vase was made by Kawai Takéichi (1908-1989), who’…

Potter: Matsubayashi Hosai, 14th generation Approximate size: W5.3" by H3.1″ or 13.5 by 8.0 cm This is a superb Asahi wa...
12/06/2023

Potter: Matsubayashi Hosai, 14th generation Approximate size: W5.3" by H3.1″ or 13.5 by 8.0 cm This is a superb Asahi ware chawan or ceremonial tea bowl by the 14th generation Matsubayashi Hosai (1921-), a lineage devoted to the continuance of the traditional techniques and methods beholden to Asahi ware. Graduated from the ceramics department at Kyoto Daini High School. Following high school he went to and graduated from the Kyoto Ceramic Training Institute....

Potter: Matsubayashi Hosai, 14th generation Approximate size: W5.3″ by H3.1″ or 13.5 by 8.0 cm This is a superb Asahi ware chawan or ceremonial tea bowl by the 14th generation Matsubayas…

Potter: Kato Reikichi Approximate size: W2.7" by H1.8″ or 7.0 by 4.5 cm This is a ki- or yellow Seto guinomi, saké cup b...
07/06/2023

Potter: Kato Reikichi Approximate size: W2.7" by H1.8″ or 7.0 by 4.5 cm This is a ki- or yellow Seto guinomi, saké cup by the famous potter Kato Reikichi (1953-). Guinomi are in effect scaled down or miniature vessels, like chawan. This ki-Seto piece has a fine glassy yellow coating with 3 green flares on the outside and 3 on the interior, the latter three are more thoroughly burned in the firing....

Potter: Kato Reikichi Approximate size: W2.7″ by H1.8″ or 7.0 by 4.5 cm This is a ki- or yellow Seto guinomi, saké cup by the famous potter Kato Reikichi (1953-). Guinomi are in effect scaled…

Potter: Yokoishi Gagyu, 13th generation Approximate size: W4.8" by 3.1" by H1.2″ or 8.0 by 12.2 by 8.0 cm A highly refin...
05/06/2023

Potter: Yokoishi Gagyu, 13th generation Approximate size: W4.8" by 3.1" by H1.2″ or 8.0 by 12.2 by 8.0 cm A highly refined Utsutsugawa chawan, ceremonial tea bowl with the characteristic hakame or brush stroke patterns and trademark sagi, egret by the 13th Yokoishi Gagyu (1925-). Chawan like this are the epitome of Utsutsugawa pottery and the lineage that is inextricably linked with the…...

Potter: Yokoishi Gagyu, 13th generation Approximate size: W4.8″ by 3.1″ by H1.2″ or 8.0 by 12.2 by 8.0 cm A highly refined Utsutsugawa chawan, ceremonial tea bowl with the characteristi…

Potter: Ohi Toshiro, 10th successor of the Ohi style Approximate size: W3.4″ by H8.7″ or 8.6 by 22.2cm This is an exquis...
27/05/2023

Potter: Ohi Toshiro, 10th successor of the Ohi style Approximate size: W3.4″ by H8.7″ or 8.6 by 22.2cm This is an exquisite ame-yu hanaire or amber glazed flower vase made by Ohi Toshiro (1927-), the tenth generation and current successor of the prestigious Chozaemon family, which has been associated with the world of the Japanese tea ceremony since the 17th century....

Potter: Ohi Toshiro, 10th successor of the Ohi style Approximate size: W3.4″ by H8.7″ or 8.6 by 22.2cm This is an exquisite ame-yu hanaire or amber glazed flower vase made by Ohi Toshiro (1927-), t…

Potter: Kimura Kōji Kimura Kōji Approximate size: W2.0" by 2.5" by H2.3″ or 6.3 by 5.2 by 6.0 cm In the shape of an old ...
29/04/2023

Potter: Kimura Kōji Kimura Kōji Approximate size: W2.0" by 2.5" by H2.3″ or 6.3 by 5.2 by 6.0 cm In the shape of an old straw-roofed house, this Hagi kogo or incense case was made by famous potter and Hagi resident Kimura Kōji (1936-). This kogo has a fine ash glaze that is influenced and steered to final form by the firing....

Potter: Kimura Kōji Kimura Kōji Approximate size: W2.0″ by 2.5″ by H2.3″ or 6.3 by 5.2 by 6.0 cm In the shape of an old straw-roofed house, this Hagi kogo or incense case was made by fa…

Potter: Ryôzô Taniguchi Approximate size: W2.9" by H7.4″ or 7.5 by 19.0 cm This shapely vase was made by famous potter R...
28/04/2023

Potter: Ryôzô Taniguchi Approximate size: W2.9" by H7.4″ or 7.5 by 19.0 cm This shapely vase was made by famous potter Ryôzô Taniguchi (1926-1996). Ryôzô Taniguchi graduated from Kyoto Municipal Second Technical High School Ceramics Department in 1942 and later in the year got a job at Nippon Steel. In 1943, he joined the Kyoto Pottery Club and studied under Rokubei Shimizu VI....

Potter: Ryôzô Taniguchi Approximate size: W2.9″ by H7.4″ or 7.5 by 19.0 cm This shapely vase was made by famous potter Ryôzô Taniguchi (1926-1996). Ryôzô Taniguchi graduated from Kyoto Munici…

Potter: Katō Sōsetsu Approximate size: W5.5" by H2.5″ or 14.0 by 6.5 cm Formed and engraved by hand, this antique ki-S...
13/04/2023

Potter: Katō Sōsetsu Approximate size: W5.5" by H2.5″ or 14.0 by 6.5 cm Formed and engraved by hand, this antique ki-Seto chawan or ceremonial tea bowl was made by Katō Sōsetsu (1834-unclear). A potter born in what is known as the Edo period. Subject bowl is hand shaped, made without use of a potter's wheel. A ceramic technique called kurinuki in Japan....

Potter: Katō Sōsetsu Approximate size: W5.5″ by H2.5″ or 14.0 by 6.5 cm Formed and engraved by hand, this antique ki-Seto chawan or ceremonial tea bowl was made by Katō Sōsetsu (1834-uncl…

Potter: Ōshima Hisaoki Approximate size: W2.2" by H3.9″ or 8.0 by 10.0 cm For your consideration a charming ki-Seto yuno...
12/04/2023

Potter: Ōshima Hisaoki Approximate size: W2.2" by H3.9″ or 8.0 by 10.0 cm For your consideration a charming ki-Seto yunomi by the famous potter Ōshima Hisaoki (1944-). He works from Nenohi-gama in Toki City, Gifu prefecture. Ki-Seto glaze contains a little amount of iron and produces yellow-brown color. Towards the end of the 16th century, what is known as the Momoyama period, a potter from Seto moved to Mino province (now Gifu prefecture), and developed this glaze....

Potter: Ōshima Hisaoki Approximate size: W2.2″ by H3.9″ or 8.0 by 10.0 cm For your consideration a charming ki-Seto yunomi by the famous potter Ōshima Hisaoki (1944-). He works from Nenohi-ga…

Potter: Miyash*ta Zenju Approximate size: W6.2" by H2.3″ or 16.0 by 6.0 cm This is a Kyo chawan, ceremonial tea bowl wit...
09/04/2023

Potter: Miyash*ta Zenju Approximate size: W6.2" by H2.3″ or 16.0 by 6.0 cm This is a Kyo chawan, ceremonial tea bowl with a white or shiro glaze by distinguished potter Miyash*ta Zenju (1901-1988). The tea bowl’s shape is called ‘badarai-gata’ and denotes a wide and low form. Directly translated it means “horse bucket” (gata meaning shape). The term is said to come from the shape of so called horse buckets commonly seen at horse stables during the Edo period....

Potter: Miyash*ta Zenju Approximate size: W6.2″ by H2.3″ or 16.0 by 6.0 cm This is a Kyo chawan, ceremonial tea bowl with a white or shiro glaze by distinguished potter Miyash*ta Zenju (1901-…

Approximate size: W1.4″ by 2.6" by H2.5″ or 3.7 by 6.7 by 6.3cm This is a stone koro or incense burner dating to the lat...
27/03/2023

Approximate size: W1.4″ by 2.6" by H2.5″ or 3.7 by 6.7 by 6.3cm This is a stone koro or incense burner dating to the latter half of the Taisho era. The stone body features the carving of a leaf on the on the front and the lid has a finely engraved design. A nice touch is that the lid has a perfect fit to the well in the stone....

Approximate size: W1.4″ by 2.6″ by H2.5″ or 3.7 by 6.7 by 6.3cm This is a stone koro or incense burner dating to the latter half of the Taisho era. The stone body features the carving of a le…

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W4.5" by H3.3″ or 11.5 by 8.5 cm A superb yuteki - oilspot tenmoku chaw...
10/03/2023

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W4.5" by H3.3″ or 11.5 by 8.5 cm A superb yuteki - oilspot tenmoku chawan or ceremonial tea bowl by Zenko Yasuda. The bowl is suprisingly light and the formations seen in in the glaze of this chawan shows just why tenmoku is called an 'oil spot' glaze. His civilian name was Masahiro Yasuda and he was born in Kyoto in 1926....

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W4.5″ by H3.3″ or 11.5 by 8.5 cm A superb yuteki – oilspot tenmoku chawan or ceremonial tea bowl by Zenko Yasuda. The bowl is suprisingl…

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W4.7" by H2.5″ or 12.0 by 6.5 cm This is a unique wheel-thrown chawan b...
06/03/2023

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W4.7" by H2.5″ or 12.0 by 6.5 cm This is a unique wheel-thrown chawan by Kyoto master potter Zenko Yasuda. The bowl is special in a number of ways, first being the fact it is the only chawan with this particular style of glaze I've come across. This appears to be a design of his that he most typically used for items smaller in size, namely yunomi or tea cups....

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W4.7″ by H2.5″ or 12.0 by 6.5 cm This is a unique wheel-thrown chawan by Kyoto master potter Zenko Yasuda. The bowl is special in a number of …

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W3.7" by H9.7″ or 9.5 by 24.8 cm This vase was made by famous potter Ze...
27/02/2023

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W3.7" by H9.7″ or 9.5 by 24.8 cm This vase was made by famous potter Zenko Yasuda (1926-2011). On top of a off-white glaze sits a hand-painted flower scene. The painting style attracted me to this work, the decoration is painted in such a carefree yet exemplary way that really impressed me. The colorful flowers and specifically the brushwork reveals the same kind of qualities as the abstract bonsai-scene that adorns the chawan shown on the right (for more information click…...

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W3.7″ by H9.7″ or 9.5 by 24.8 cm This vase was made by famous potter Zenko Yasuda (1926-2011). On top of a off-white glaze sits a hand-painted…

Potter: Soshu Yamamoto Approximate size: W2.7" by H2.9″ or 7.0 by 7.5 cm This is a quality Bizen yunomi or tea cup made ...
19/02/2023

Potter: Soshu Yamamoto Approximate size: W2.7" by H2.9″ or 7.0 by 7.5 cm This is a quality Bizen yunomi or tea cup made by the female potter Soshu Yamamoto. Finely shaped and expertly fired, evidenced by the fine shapes and hues acquired through woodfiring. This almost silvery sheen is termed 'sangiri'. Soshu Yamamoto is the wife of Bizen Living National Treasure…...

Potter: Soshu Yamamoto Approximate size: W2.7″ by H2.9″ or 7.0 by 7.5 cm This is a quality Bizen yunomi or tea cup made by the female potter Soshu Yamamoto. Finely shaped and expertly fired, …

Potter: Sasaki Shoraku, 3rd Generation Approximate size: W3.6″ by H3.9″ or 9.2 by 9.3 by 10.0 cm This exemplary aka or r...
18/02/2023

Potter: Sasaki Shoraku, 3rd Generation Approximate size: W3.6″ by H3.9″ or 9.2 by 9.3 by 10.0 cm This exemplary aka or red Raku chawan was fired in the kilns of one of Kyoto’s best known Raku potters, the third generation Sasaki Shoraku (1944-). A light red - hues of pink Raku glaze covers this chawan and additionally it has what I interpret to be snowflakes, …...

Potter: Sasaki Shoraku, 3rd Generation Approximate size: W3.6″ by H3.9″ or 9.2 by 9.3 by 10.0 cm This exemplary aka or red Raku chawan was fired in the kilns of one of Kyoto’s best known Raku potte…

Potter: Nakazato Yosh*taka Approximate size: W2.5″ by H2.0″ or 6.3 by 5.0 cm This is a fine Karatsu guinomi or saké cup ...
15/02/2023

Potter: Nakazato Yosh*taka Approximate size: W2.5″ by H2.0″ or 6.3 by 5.0 cm This is a fine Karatsu guinomi or saké cup by the famous potter Nakazato Yosh*taka. He studied under his father Shigetoshi and works from the Sangen-gama or Sangen kiln in Karatsu. The Nakazato name is sort of a staple in and around the area of Karatsu and certainly the most famous of this kind of pottery in Japan....

Potter: Nakazato Yosh*taka Approximate size: W2.5″ by H2.0″ or 6.3 by 5.0 cm This is a fine Karatsu guinomi or saké cup by the famous potter Nakazato Yosh*taka. He studied under his father Shigetos…

Flawless celadon ware!
14/02/2023

Flawless celadon ware!

Potter: Yonezawa Hisashi Approximate size mizusashi: W5.9″ by H6.8″ or 15.0 by 17.3 cm Approximate size chawan: W5.0″ by H2.7″ or 12.7 by 6.9 cm Additional information will be added at …

Potter: Kimura Mitsuru Approximate size: W3.9″ by W6.0″ by H8.8" or 10.0 by 15.5 by 22.5 cm This is a large Mashiko ware...
06/02/2023

Potter: Kimura Mitsuru Approximate size: W3.9″ by W6.0″ by H8.8" or 10.0 by 15.5 by 22.5 cm This is a large Mashiko ware vase with a kai-yu or ash type glaze, made by the famous potter Mitsuru Kimura (1939-1998). He was born in Fujihara, Tochigi prefecture in 1939. Through his marriage to Kimura Ichiro's first daughter in 1968, he started studying under his new his father-in-law....

Potter: Kimura Mitsuru Approximate size: W3.9″ by W6.0″ by H8.8″ or 10.0 by 15.5 by 22.5 cm This is a large Mashiko ware vase with a kai-yu or ash type glaze, made by the famous potter Mitsur…

Potter: Kawase Mitsuyuki Approximate size: W3.9" by H9.5″ or 10.0 by 24.3 cm This exquisite seiji, ice crackle celadon v...
21/01/2023

Potter: Kawase Mitsuyuki Approximate size: W3.9" by H9.5″ or 10.0 by 24.3 cm This exquisite seiji, ice crackle celadon vase was made by the famous celadon master Kawase Mitsuyuki (1933-). Born in Kyoto as the second son of shodai Takeharu Kawase, originator - first generation. He studied with his father and his brother who became the nidai or 2nd generation. He built a kiln in Gojozaka, Kyoto in 1951 and became independent....

Potter: Kawase Mitsuyuki Approximate size: W3.9″ by H9.5″ or 10.0 by 24.3 cm This exquisite seiji, ice crackle celadon vase was made by the famous celadon master Kawase Mitsuyuki (1933-). Bor…

Potter: Kenji Takenaka Approximate size: W 2.8″ by H 3.7″ or 7.0 by 9.5 cm This is a quality kuro Bizen or black Bizen t...
16/01/2023

Potter: Kenji Takenaka Approximate size: W 2.8″ by H 3.7″ or 7.0 by 9.5 cm This is a quality kuro Bizen or black Bizen tea cup, inlaid with white slip in vertical strokes by one of my favorite potters; Kenji Takenaka. Circular in form with an undulating rim, having it in your hands it will quickly become a favorite piece as its smooth to the touch and masterfully shaped to connect....

Potter: Kenji Takenaka Approximate size: W 2.8″ by H 3.7″ or 7.0 by 9.5 cm This is a quality kuro Bizen or black Bizen tea cup, inlaid with white slip in vertical strokes by one of my favorite pott…

Mark: Agano ware tomoe or spiral mark Approximate size: W5.1" by H3.6″ or 13.0 by 9.2 cm This is an antique Agano chawan...
13/01/2023

Mark: Agano ware tomoe or spiral mark Approximate size: W5.1" by H3.6″ or 13.0 by 9.2 cm This is an antique Agano chawan or ceremonial tea bowl with a kobiki (kohiki), white glaze. Agano ware is made in what is modern day Fukuoka prefecture. Specifically it is said to have arose in 1602, in and around Fukuchi, Kawara and Ōtō town, in Tagawa district....

Mark: Agano ware tomoe or spiral mark Approximate size: W5.1″ by H3.6″ or 13.0 by 9.2 cm This is an antique Agano chawan or ceremonial tea bowl with a kobiki (kohiki), white glaze. Agano ware…

Potter: Shimizu Kosho Approximate size: W4.7" by by 4.6" by H4.1″ or 11.9 by 12.0 by 10.6 cm This is a large work in Shi...
06/01/2023

Potter: Shimizu Kosho Approximate size: W4.7" by by 4.6" by H4.1″ or 11.9 by 12.0 by 10.6 cm This is a large work in Shigaraki style by the great Buddhist monk Kosho Shimizu (1911-1999), who's frequently referred to as the most famous monk of Japan for his interesting and impressive life. Remembered for his efforts in building and advancing the the…...

Potter: Shimizu Kosho Approximate size: W4.7″ by by 4.6″ by H4.1″ or 11.9 by 12.0 by 10.6 cm This is a large work in Shigaraki style by the great Buddhist monk Kosho Shimizu (1911-1999)…

Potter: Miyash*ta Zenji Approximate size: W4.3" by by H3.7″ or 11.0 by 9.4 cm This is a Kyo ware chawan, ceremonial tea ...
05/01/2023

Potter: Miyash*ta Zenji Approximate size: W4.3" by by H3.7″ or 11.0 by 9.4 cm This is a Kyo ware chawan, ceremonial tea bowl with a soft shiro, white glaze by distinguished artist Miyash*ta Zenji (1939-2012). As the eldest son of master potter and porcelain artist Miyash*ta Zenju (1901-1968), he went to Kyoto Municipal University of Arts and studied under the Living National Treasure potters…...

Potter: Miyash*ta Zenji Approximate size: W4.3″ by by H3.7″ or 11.0 by 9.4 cm This is a Kyo ware chawan, ceremonial tea bowl with a soft shiro, white glaze by distinguished artist Miyash*ta Z…

Potter: Yukiyasu Mizutani Approximate size: W5.1″ by H3.1″ or 13.0 by 8.0 cm This is a Banko ware chawan by Mie Prefectu...
04/01/2023

Potter: Yukiyasu Mizutani Approximate size: W5.1″ by H3.1″ or 13.0 by 8.0 cm This is a Banko ware chawan by Mie Prefecture's famous potter Yukiyasu Mizutani (1954-). He was born in Yokkaichi in Mie prefecture, into family of Banko ware potters. It bears an auspicious resemblance to the work of star potter Zenko Yasuda. To my knowledge however, there is no connection between the two, nor did they share the same teacher....

Potter: Yukiyasu Mizutani Approximate size: W5.1″ by H3.1″ or 13.0 by 8.0 cm This is a Banko ware chawan by Mie Prefecture’s famous potter Yukiyasu Mizutani (1954-). He was born in Yokkaichi …

The Senryo (センリョウ - 千両), Sarcandra glabra is a plant with decorative red berries that holds an auspicious meaning for th...
30/12/2022

The Senryo (センリョウ - 千両), Sarcandra glabra is a plant with decorative red berries that holds an auspicious meaning for the Japanese as a lucky plant for New Year. The berries are ‘senryo’ or lucky plants and have been traditionally important items for the Japanese people to celebrate the New Year’s Day. With a new year comes the notion of starting over, being given a new chance....

The Senryo (センリョウ – 千両), Sarcandra glabra is a plant with decorative red berries that holds an auspicious meaning for the Japanese as a lucky plant for New Year. The berries are ‘senryo’ or l…

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W4.3" by W4.1" by H2.8″ or 11.0 by 10.5 by 8.5 cm A chawan made in the ...
28/12/2022

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W4.3" by W4.1" by H2.8″ or 11.0 by 10.5 by 8.5 cm A chawan made in the style of old Kiyomizu ware tea bowls featuring mishima inlay by master-potter Zenko Yasuda. His real name was Masahiro Yasuda and born in Kyoto in 1926. This work is quite special and only rarely have I encountered work by Zenko Yasuda that is not in his own distinctive style....

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W4.3″ by W4.1″ by H2.8″ or 11.0 by 10.5 by 8.5 cm A chawan made in the style of old Kiyomizu ware tea bowls featuring mishima inlay by m…

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size large yunomi: W2.6" by H3.4″ or 6.6 by 8.8 cm A set of 2 Kyo ware yunomi...
16/12/2022

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size large yunomi: W2.6" by H3.4″ or 6.6 by 8.8 cm A set of 2 Kyo ware yunomi, tea cups with tenmoku glaze variations by famous potter Zenko Yasuda (1926-2011), suitable for coffee, tea or different beverage. Zenko Yasuda, who's real name was Masahiro Yasuda was born in Kyoto in 1926. He studied at the Kyoto Craft & Fabric University, specializing in the making and building of kilns....

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size large yunomi: W2.6″ by H3.4″ or 6.6 by 8.8 cm A set of 2 Kyo ware yunomi, tea cups with tenmoku glaze variations by famous potter Zenko Yasuda …

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W4.3" by W4.1" by H2.8″ or 11.0 by 10.5 by 8.5 cm A fine Kyo chawan by ...
15/12/2022

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W4.3" by W4.1" by H2.8″ or 11.0 by 10.5 by 8.5 cm A fine Kyo chawan by Zenko Yasuda. This tea bowl is a gem and sure to impress on close examination. Works by Zenko Yasuda are to me somewhat like sorcery - just how he created his work. I'm continuously impressed by his works....

Potter: Zenko Yasuda, Masahiro Approximate size: W4.3″ by W4.1″ by H2.8″ or 11.0 by 10.5 by 8.5 cm A fine Kyo chawan by Zenko Yasuda. This tea bowl is a gem and sure to impress on close…

Approximate size: W3.7″ by H3.1″ or 9.5 by 8.0 cm This aka-Raku chawanis an absolute charm. As far as I can provide an a...
09/12/2022

Approximate size: W3.7″ by H3.1″ or 9.5 by 8.0 cm This aka-Raku chawanis an absolute charm. As far as I can provide an assessment of this bowl, a safe bet I think would be late Edo period, wagering a little perhaps mid Edo. It is slightly smaller than Raku tea bowls today which is characteristic for the time and the atmosphere of this bowl feels appropriately older....

Approximate size: W3.7″ by H3.1″ or 9.5 by 8.0 cm This aka-Raku chawanis an absolute charm. As far as I can provide an assessment of this bowl, a safe bet I think would be late Edo period, wagering…

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