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similar to A Classic Bizen Tea Bowl by Konishi Tōko II

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1470642 (stock #TRC221205)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$990.00
Listed Price $1,100.00


With a base of dazzling red ochre clay, a technique known as “san-giri,” pioneered by the progenitor of this generational potting family and now widely used among Bizen potters, is employed here to bring out stunning mustard yellows, mossy greens, charcoal blacks, along with a range of subtler hues.

The potter, Konishi Tōko II (1927 -2018) was second daughter to Konishi the first. After graduating from women’s college she assisted her father at the family kiln, e...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1481719 (stock #TRC230803)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$675.00
Listed Price $750.00


The term “tenmoku” (heavens eye) refers both to a shape of tea bowl popularized in the Song Dynasty dating back almost 1,000 years, and also to a style of glaze that these pieces are renowned for. In the case of tea bowls themselves, the troughs often have darker coloration with radiating colored rays and, depending on the style, often resemble the iris of a human eye. In the case of the glaze, the individual oil spots that appear on the walls of the vessel can sometime also rese...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1444186 (stock #TRC220411)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$3,150.00
Listed Price $3,500.00
Living in Kyoto it is not uncommon to come across beautiful antique tea bowls, however, finding pieces that are in good condition, aesthetically compelling, and with all of the trappings that let you know they were cared for by a devoted cha-jin can be quite challenging. Here we see all three. The shape of this tea bowl is exquisite and something I have not seen before in a Mino piece. The lacquer box, while not the original was undoubtedly custom made for this tea bowl and looks to be 100 - 200...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1489783 (stock #TRC240218)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$2,025.00
Listed Price $2,250.00


Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and showcasing a soft and gracefully executed red glaze, this Raku tea bowl exudes a sense of ease, tenderness, and tranquility. Adorned with subtle crackling patterns and variations in texture, the tea bowl's surface adds to its unique and organic feel. Made by one of the true veterans of Japanese pottery, these are some of the finest Raku tea bowls you will find in all of Japan.

Sugimoto (b. 1935) is one of the most important...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1419845 (stock #TRC220501)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,575.00
Listed Price $1,750.00
When the founder of the Urasenke style of tea ceremony, Senso Soshitsu (1622 -1697) was invited to Kanazawa as the lord of the tea ceremony for the powerful Kaga lords in 1666, the first Chozaemon came with him and established Ohi-yaki ware in Kanazawa. Chozaemon had been the chief apprentice for the Raku family in Kyoto and took with him many of the principles and ideas associated with Raku-ware. Since those auspicious beginnings, Ohi-ware has held a high place in the world of tea ceremony desp...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1388948 (stock #TRC220928)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$2,025.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
Sugimoto Sadamitsu (b. 1935) is one of the most important Shigaraki potters alive today and continues to create master works into his old age. Originally a resident of Tokyo, at the age of 33 he moved to Shigaraki and started creating high-quality tea-ware implements, most notably, fine tea bowls in the style of early Raku masters. A devotee of Zen and a lover of tea, Sugimoto is able to create tea bowls that are not just attractive, pleasant to hold in the hand, and a joy to drink from; but tha...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1467886 (stock #TRC220728)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,237.50
Listed Price $1,375.00


Sugimoto Sadamitsu (b. 1935) is one of the most important Shigaraki potters alive today and continues to create master works into his old age. Originally a resident of Tokyo, at the age of 33 he moved to Shigaraki and started creating high-quality tea-ware implements, most notably, fine tea bowls in the style of early Raku masters. A devotee of Zen and a lover of tea, Sugimoto is able to create tea bowls that are not just attractive, pleasant to hold in the hand, and a joy to drink f...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1980 item #1470654 (stock #TRC221203)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,125.00
Listed Price $1,250.00


Although reports vary, it is generally thought that Zeze-yaki had its heyday in the late Momoyama to early Edo period under the influence and patronage of legendary artists/ men of tea, Honami Koetsu and Kobori Enshu. It was also counted among the seven best kilns selected by Enshu Kobori (1579-1647), a tea master and military commander of that era. In the mid-1600s the tradition died out for a time after the destruction of the kiln by fire. The kiln was later resurrected on two occa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1445238 (stock #TRC231019)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$22,500.00
Listed Price $25,000.00


Over the years we have taken a special interest in Raku-ware and especially in works produced by the Tamamizu kiln, such as the 300+ year old ceremonial tea bowl seen here. The first in this line of potters was Yahē (1662 - 1722), an illegitimate son of Kichizaemon Ichinyu (1615 - 1768) who studied under his father and then left to open his own kiln in the village of Tamamizu (known today as Ide-cho). Though he is the first potter of this branch, he is sometimes referred to as Tamam...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1479289 (stock #TRC230610)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,125.00
Listed Price $1,250.00


The term “Raku” was once reserved for a style of pottery produced by a specific household in Kyoto that began over 450 years ago. Over the years, as it gained popularity, several branch kilns were established (Ōhi, Tamamizu) and a number of other lineages arose making pieces in the style of Raku, though they were not formally associated with the Raku household. Today, we see that Raku has become a world-wide phenomena and the name is no longer reserved strictly for the Raku fami...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1478882 (stock #TRC230526)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,350.00
Listed Price $1,500.00


Kohiki is a traditional Japanese pottery style known for its simple and rustic aesthetic. It involves applying a white slip onto the vessel's surface, followed by a transparent glaze, creating a contrast between the white and exposed clay areas. Kohiki ware is commonly used in tea ceremonies but it can also be found in various other forms. Its humble and understated style, with organic textures and subdued colors, continues to be appreciated by collectors worldwide. Here we see a koh...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1415976 (stock #TRC220405)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,350.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
The distinctive and easily recognizable style of Bizen pieces, such as the one featured here, originated in Okayama (south-western Japan) and has a long history that is closely intertwined with that of tea culture. Bizen-ware is known for employing a natural-ash glazing technique that is unique to this type of pottery and which requires extremely long firing times (7-14 days) at very high temperatures. This means that constant attention is required to ensure good results. The tea bowl shown here...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1452547 (stock #TRC230905)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,935.00
Listed Price $2,150.00
Going back over 1,300 years, Seto-ware has the distinction of being Japan’s oldest pottery tradition still active today. Made from the rich clay and silica of the region of production, Seto porcelain in particular has been highly prized throughout the history of Japan. The piece shown here can be described as Seto-guro (Black Seto) and is an excellent example of this type of pottery. The writing on the box describes it as being from Muromachi, so well over 400 years old. The form and compositi...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1448610 (stock #TRC230303)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,665.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
First born son to Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun, Koichiro (b. 1974) has quickly made a name for himself as an independent artist. Not content to rely solely on family reputation, he has set off on his own path, making innovations in clay and also in the ideas and principles surrounding his craft.

With its well-proportioned ridged design, natural ash glaze, and coarse grade of Bizen clay still containing visible stones; the vessel seen here would be a good choice for someone ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1381445 (stock ##TRC220622)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$675.00
Listed Price $750.00
Crafted by one of the most well-known potting families from the Meiji period (Ito Tozan), this black Raku tea bowl displays a glossy sheen and gentle swells rippling through the clay body. The shape of the this tea bowl is known as “tsutsu” in Japanese and is regarded as being especially attractive. Tsutsu bowls are used mainly in the depths of winter to keep in the heat and prevent the tea from cooling too quickly. Tea disciples of all stripes appreciate this type of bowl for its elegant li...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1484713 (stock #TRC231011)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,125.00
Listed Price $1,250.00


Splashed across a beautifully textured backdrop of shimmering black, the willow leaves painted in silver bring with them a sense of calm and contemplation. Generously proportioned though not too heavy in the hand, the wide base ensures stability while the upward curvature of the sides breaks with convention and offers a unique and decidedly modern flair.

Born in Kyoto as the 4th son of a famous lacquer artist named Shogo, Banura Shiro (1941-2001) followed suit and went i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1489858 (stock #TRC240307)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$4,950.00
Listed Price $5,500.00


Appearing to be from a 2006 excavation site in Tokyo known to be a former residence of the Owari Tokugawa clan—the most senior contingent of the Tokugawa clan that united Japan under one rule—this lovely Mishima tea bowl is one of just two I have seen appear on the Japanese art market over the years. The previous bowl also listed on our site had a large portion reconstructed with a gold repair. This piece meanwhile is entirely intact and even has its original box. Details about t...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1485412 (stock #TRC231117)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$765.00
Listed Price $850.00


With a masterfully applied black Raku glaze and a noticeable aesthetic of austerity and stillness, this piece is what is refereed to in Japanese as an “utsushi” or what we might call in English a “tribute piece.” Such pieces are typically made by all Raku potters, regardless of the kiln and tradition, and seek to emulate famous works from the early masters over 400 years ago—in this case, a tea bowl created by the brother of the second Kichizaemon, Tanaka Somi, born sometim...