Fine Japanese art and tea implements
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1369743 (stock #TRC1833)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$4,225.00
This depiction of the eternal “ensō” on a backdrop of pearly white feldspar signifies enlightenment, the eternal, the nothingness, and the freedom of the mind to create. Wood-fired in a small-batch ana-gama, the techniques used to produce such works stretch back over 500 years and were only recently revived in the first half of the previous century by a dedicated group of artists lead by famed Living National Treasure, Arakawa Toyozo...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1369676 (stock #TRC1830)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Appearing to capture an ocean inside a tea bowl, this particular work has been given the very fitting poetic name “Nami” or wave. Masterfully crafted by veteran potter Hideo Torazawa, the inside is painted with a special glaze known as heki-yu—prized for its pure aquamarine character with accents of sapphire and azure depending on the light...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1369367 (stock #TRC1828)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$7,500.00
One of the finest, most daring, and well-crafted works I have seen by this legendary artist who is known for his non-conformist and bold style. Suzuki Goro has outdone himself with this Rose Oribe ceremonial tea bowl. Oribe is a visual style named after the late-16th-century tea master Furuta Oribe (1544-1615)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1359526 (stock #TRC1826)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$750.00
Like most Shigaraki-wares, this piece has a somewhat primal feeling to it, as though it belongs to a previous geological era in time. Rivulets of vitrified green, grey, and yellow ash stand against a background gradient of soft to intense ochres of the clay body. The intense firing process of this type of pottery for days in an anagama kiln results in a beautiful ashen glaze with a warm, soft, yet vibrant glow when set in the light...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1368421 (stock #TRC1820)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,500.00
Decidedly modern, Japanese, and minimalist; the textures, colors, and form of this fascinating tea bowl all suggest inspiration from natural objects. The grey, smooth, polished interior of the tea bowl contrasts nicely with the textured ferrous dark ochre ash glaze on the exterior...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1367942 (stock #TRC1817)
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The lower half of a blackened enso dips from the rim on a backdrop of gray crackled glazing interspersed with auburn highlights. Rising up from below into the enso, frothy waves crash on rocks giving the impression of movement, power, and the indomitable forces of nature.

Born in Gifu Prefecture in the region known for Mino pottery, Wakao is the quintessential example of a self-taught potter who cultivated a unique style and achieved wide recognition despite no formal training...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1311380 (stock #TRC1814)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$375.00
This elegant and mature work of Karatsu pottery has an unglazed foot and beautiful crackled glazing that displays hues ranging from ivory to almond.

Toya Inoue (1942 - ) is a native of the world-renowned pottery center of Karatsu in Saga prefecture. From a young age he was interested in tea and tea-ware and studied tea ceremony under Tansai. Later in his 20’s he was involved in a project to restore ancient kilns...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1366292 (stock #TRC1805)
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Oribe is a visual style named after the late-16th-century tea master Furuta Oribe (1544-1615). Typically, black or green glazes are applied to asymmetrical clay bodies and light-colored windows are created using feldspar. These high-contrast areas then act as a canvases upon which abstract, minimalistic, and often naturalistic themes are painted...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1360334 (stock #TRC1797)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$475.00
Stretching back over 400 years, Hagi-yaki is second only to Raku for its favor among tea people. Prized for its subdued colors and classical features—especially the glazing—which is often clear and vivid; Hagi is most often described as a high-fired stoneware type of pottery, though it often tends to be porous in nature. One commonly noted feature of Hagi is its tendency to change color with age as it is gradually darken over time as it very slowly absorbs, and is stained by the tea...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1360158 (stock #TRC1796)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Looking something akin to dragon skin with gilded beads glistening between the scales, this recent creation by young artist Hiramatsu Ryoma demonstrates his creative imagination and challenges the traditional boundaries of what defines a tea bowl...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1360123 (stock #TRC1795)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$635.00
Reminiscent of the wildly popular avant-garde works of Suzuki Goro, this striking modern interpretation of the classic tokkuri (sake flask) was done by budding artist Ikeda Shogo.

Born in 1976 in the southern port city of Kagoshima on the island of Kyushu, from a young age Ikeda would have been exposed to a great variety of ceramic-wares from the numerous historical kilns native to the region including Satsuma, Arita, Imari, and Karatsu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1359959 (stock #TRC1791)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$650.00
Using local materials and traditional methods, the creator of this work Masahiko Imanishi, has brought a distinctively modern interpretation to the classical form of the tsutsu chawan. At the same time, he somehow manages to maintain the simple rusticity that Tanba-ware is renowned for. Stretching back over 800 years, Tanba is counted as one of Japan’s 6 ancient kiln sites and is known for making large pots with red ferrous clay and natural ash glazes with a distinctive greenish tinge...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1359713 (stock #TRC1789)
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Graceful, sensitive, and with a distinctively feminine aura—this subtle work of ceramic art has an air of quiet days spent in the garden or of spending an afternoon brightening up an interior space. Using a technique known as 灰釉 (kai-yu) Terai uses the natural ash of various hardwoods to achieve a subtle textured matte glow which is unique to each piece.

Yoko Terai (b...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1359611 (stock #TRC1787)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,275.00
With a design reminiscent of mineral deposits on Martian rock, this bold and visually captivating tea bowl is the creation of one of Japan's more controversial and revolutionary-minded potters. 

Nakamura Kimpei (b. 1935) was born in Kanazawa but later—after a period of residency abroad— made his way to Tokyo where he established a kiln...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1359523 (stock #TRC1785)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,200.00
One of the more innovative and international minded ceramicists on the Japanese pottery scene, Ryoji Koie’s interests and expertise are barely confined by this genre—as he often integrates non-traditional methods and materials...
All Items : Artists : Paintings : Pre 1990 item #1359522 (stock #TRC1784)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,250.00
Though ripe with interpretative meaning, waterfalls are often associated with the ideas of unharnessed elemental motion and change, purification and cleansing, and journeys into the fantastical or unknown. The title of this work is 水墨水 (suiboku sui) or Water in Indian Ink.

A former councilor of the prestigious Nitten Exhibition and one of the leaders of the Japanese painting movement from the 1980s onward, Genjin Sugihara (1912 - 2009) was best known for powerful landscapes su...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1359425 (stock #TRC1783)
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One of the more innovative and international minded ceramicists on the Japanese pottery scene, Ryoji Koie’s interests and expertise are barely confined by this genre—as he often integrates non-traditional methods and materials. Born in the town of Tokonmae in 1938, from a young age he studied potting—a staple of the local economy—and later went on to do independent research, open his own kiln, travel widely participating in international conferences and workshops, and finally to become a...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1357973 (stock #TRC1768)
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Fired for days at over 1,400C degrees, this primordial-looking wonder of ancient potting technology displays a number of beautiful natural effects from the interaction of the clay, minerals, and ash from the unique style of kiln.

The creator of this work Michio Furutani (1946 - 2000) is regarded as one of the true greats of Shigaraki potting and is noted for being the first to revive the ancient art of anagama kiln firing in this region. Anagama kilns or “cave kilns” originated ...