Fine Japanese art and tea implements
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 1990 item #1366292 (stock #TRC1805)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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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)
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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)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$475.00
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 : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1359526 (stock #TRC1786)
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 : 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 : 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...
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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1356133 (stock #TRC1658)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$575.00
The name “Tobe-ware” first appeared in historical documents in the mid-18th century, though the tradition itself dates back well over 1,000 years. Within this style can be found an abundance of fine porcelain and celadon works as well as works painted with dark ferrous glazes—such as the piece featured here.

The creator of this fine work Sakai Yoshito (b. 1931) has been the main figure in maintaining the Tobe-ware tradition in modern times...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1318176 (stock #TRC1652)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,250.00
The Mino region of Japan has been renowned for centuries for producing high-quality Shino, Oribe, Seto-guro, along with the style shown here, ki-Seto, or “yellow” Seto. The creator, Hori Ichiro, is one of the most acclaimed among Mino potters, tirelessly producing splendid works while continuing to use traditional methods passed down from other great potters before him...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1355572 (stock #TRC1648)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$425.00
This remarkable tea bowl is from the kilns of Yoshida Shuen (1940-1987)—an apprentice of Miwa Kyusetsu (1910-2012) who was awarded the status of Living National Treasure in 1983. It features a warm milky beige glaze with light umber accents and shows a bit of exposed clay on the kodai (foot) where the artists seal is located.

Hagi-yaki has a tradition stretching back over 400 years and is a high-fired stoneware type of pottery...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1353313 (stock #TRC1646)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$350.00
Well proportioned and exceptionally light in the hand, this lovely tea bowl features a stylized depiction of a horse in stride in what appears to be a brown ferrous glaze on a background of ash glaze (灰油 hai-yu)...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1353072 (stock #TRC1643)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$275.00
Fired in an anagama small-batch kiln, this other-worldly looking saké cup (guinomi) displays rich ochre hues in areas where the rough clay shows through and is covered in a lush Oribe green glaze which is difficult to achieve...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1346754 (stock #TRC1632)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$425.00
This remarkable tea bowl is from the kilns of Yoshida Shuen (1940-1987)—an apprentice of Miwa Kyusetsu (1910-2012) who was awarded the status of Living National Treasure in 1983. It features a warm crackled glazing with a white translucent overcoat that beads in areas.

Hagi-yaki has a tradition stretching back over 400 years and is a high-fired stoneware type of pottery. Hagi-ware is prized for its subdued colors and classical features, especially the glazing, which is often clea...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1330067 (stock #TRC1607)
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Though this piece appears quite old and nicely worn by time, it is in fact a very recent work from Sekizanjin kiln. Using a special organic process to “ferment” powdered ore used in the clay, they then fire the hand molded pieces under extreme heat to produce bowls they call “Chibori.” The Chibori bowl featured here is inspired by works of Chojiro—forbearer of the Raku line of potters and collaborator with legendary tea master Sen no Rikyu.

The master potter of Sekizanjin...