Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1396898 (stock #mc166)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Yoshitaka Hasu was born in 1949 in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture. After earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering from National College of Technology and working for several years in development of telecommunication, he chose instead to pursue a career in ceramics. In 1975, he started an apprenticeship with ceramist Shiro Banura (1941-2001) in Iga. Banura was strongly inspired by Rozanjin (1883-1959), a famed ceramist and novelist with a discriminating taste, who advocated living with art through serving fine food with beautiful handmade utensils and decorating with flowers in exquisite vases. This philosophy, which blurs the distinction between utility and art, has been a major influence on Hasu’s work. In 1979, Hasu established his own studio in Iga, where he has been producing some of the most original and exciting work built upon the Iga tradition and this philosophy. This vase has its original paulownia tomobako box. Vase is 10" by 10". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1403888 (stock #mc180)
Kodo Arts
$550.00
A lovely modern Japanese ceramic vase from the Tokoname pottery region by one of the stars in modern pottery, Katsuaki Tanigawa, b.1951. 16 times he has won prizes at Japanese Arts Exhibitions. He won a silver prize at the Ceramic Biennale in France and in Italy. 12" wide and 10" tall. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1425653 (stock #mc216)
Kodo Arts
$675.00
A masterpiece by one of Japan's leading wood-fired earthenware pottery masters, Takuma Murakoshi. Rough, earthy and marvelous glaze produced as only natural wood-fired kilns and shigaraki clays can create. 10" wide and *" tall. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Artisan and Design : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #677576 (stock #KA516)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
A Banko ceramic vase fired at the famous Banko Kilns in central Japan in 1989 (it says 'Heisei Gan' on the bottom meaning 1989), recently known for museum quality art deco vases. The kilns had their start in the Edo Period (17th, 18th and 19th centuries). This sensational modernistic piece is signed by Hiroshi Shimizu and in its original box. Shimizu, born in 1944, is from a long line of legendary Banko artists. His father was declared a human cultural asset by the Government. Hiroshi himself has won a number of awards and prizes including the Minister's Prize at the Nitten National Art competition. Also he won the prestigious Chunichi National Pottery Prize. The characters on the box read: 'Banko Tobun Tsubo' (Banko Vase) and the characters for 'Hiroshi'. Perfect condition. 1989. (15" diameter x 14") (38cm diameter x 36cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $160.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #924110 (stock #pd18)
Kodo Arts
$500.00
Gorgeous art deco Tamekichi Mitsui III signed Kutani plate. He received his artist's name Tamekichi III in 1961 from his teacher, and was soon afterward commissioned to create a plate for Edwin Reischhauer's visit in 1962. He was a favorite of the royal family who bought numerous pieces in 1976. Also from 1979-1988 Japanese Prime Ministers took his works abroad as gifts during state trips. He was a professor of art in Washington D.C. from 1997-2004 and had his own exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum in 2002. Perfect condition in a signed kiri wood box. $880. Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $95
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1014417 (stock #pd172)
Kodo Arts
$350.00
Gorgeous Oribe ceramic kogo which held the incense used in the tea ceremony. Signed in the original kiri (paulownia) wood box by the master, Nagira Yasuhisa. He was born in 1934 and won the Japan Traditional Art Gold Prize. In 1990 he won the prestigeous Kanashige Toyo Gold Prize. He started the famous Juko-gama kiln in Shimane Prefecture. Nagira san passed way in 2002. H:6cm x W:4cm. Shipping included.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1211708 (stock #pd599)
Kodo Arts
$675.00
Sensational Yanase Asao signed plate from the Onta Yaki Kilns in Oita Prefecture in Kyushu. C.1975. Yanase Asao is 70 years old now and will most likely be designated a National Living Treasure. Onta pottery is famous for the subtle clays and white and green glazes. Bernard Leach, the famous potter studied Onta Yaki in Oita and it had a profound influence on his work. Plate is signed on the back next to a 'kama kizu' a small kiln scar when the plate was fired. Diameter: 19". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1245834 (stock #pd707)
Kodo Arts
$510.00
Art deco nerikomi platter by Mimura Kazuhiro b.1931, with inter-woven weaves creating a wonderful depth and texture. C.1980 and in excellent condition. Mimura has won many prestigious awards and exhibited widely this innovative pottery technique. 12" x 12" . Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1283961 (stock #pd812)
Kodo Arts
$450.00
Sensational Bizen yaki mizusashi for the tea ceremony signed and in a signed original paulownia wood box by Toko. The wood fired ceramic has unbeievable natural colorings from the kiln firing. C.1970. Excellent condition. H:10" x 7" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1288611 (stock #pd829)
Kodo Arts
$480.00
Mimura Kazuhiro(b.1931) is a nerikomi (multi-colored marbled ware) specialist who has had a very successful career exhibiting throughout Japan and at juried exhibitions as well, especially at the prestigious yearly Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition. This museum quality work dates to the late 70`s and is remarkable for the nerikomi technique on such a large form; in perfect condition at 45.7cm x 45.7cm x 7 cm. Stamped on bottom. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1414962 (stock #mc202)
Kodo Arts
$850.00
Art deco oribe ceramic vase by Shigetaka Kato b.1927-d.2013. Shigetaka was born the second son of Kato Tokuro in 1927. He graduated the Seto Industrial School of Ceramics and studied under his father. From 1959-1971 submitted annually to the Nitten where he received the Hokusho prize as well as the Modern Ceramics Prize among others. He also received the Japanese Ceramics Society award and governors prize at the Asahi Togeiten. He later accompanied his father on frequent trips to China and Central Asia for research into the roots of silk road pottery. He is best known for Shino ware but worked the gamut of Mino and Seto styles. This base has no box. 30cm wide x 21cm deep x 36cm tall. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1418446 (stock #mc212)
Kodo Arts
$1,100.00
Rare and sensational set of 5 large oribe platter/plates c. 1980 in original paulownia box. Each plate has its own swirling art deco design. 10" by 10" in size. Great condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1970 item #1198525 (stock #pd557)
Kodo Arts
$800.00
Zen Buddhist Temple lanterns dated Showa 43 (1969). Inscripted on the lantern tops is the japanese characters 'senzo bodai no tame' meaning they were commissioned by Hamano Koichiro and Tawaramoto Genko so that their ancestors would be come buddhas. Kodo Arts has installed lighting in them so that they can stand or be hung as lamps with electric bulbs inside. Each lantern is 14" wide ; 19" high. Ask for shipping quote from our california warehouse.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1231698 (stock #pd651)
Kodo Arts
$375.00
Rare and exceptional Otafuku mask by one of Japan's preeminent masters of the modern era, Tamaya Shoubei 7th. He was famouse in Gifu for his karakuri - ningyoshi (wind-up dolls). All painstakingly hand made and delicately constructed. He was chosen to restore the Chahakobi Ningyo, one of the first karakuri ningyos among others including a famous karakuri ningyo in the Gion Festival in Kyoto. This Otafuku mask was a side pleasure and it is signed on the back. Made of paulownia wood and gofun crushed oyster shell paint. Excelent condition. With wood box (not original). Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1970 item #1371086 (stock #mc92)
Kodo Arts
$450.00
Anther excellent example of fine Oribe pottery from the kilns of Mino. Beautiful textured green/blue colors that are typical of Oribe earthenware. This platter is 16" long by 8" wide. Original paulownia box. Great condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1371979 (stock #mc90)
Kodo Arts
$425.00
Signed on the reverse with a chiseled signature by the artist: Keiten (Takahashi Keiten, born 1920). Showa era, circa 1960 – 1970. Born in 1920 in Yamagata Prefecture, Takahashi Keiten first studied metal casting under Nagano Tetsushi in 1950. His work was first accepted into the government-sponsored 7th Nitten exhibition in 1951. In 1963, he won the encouragement prize at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition) and from 1972 served as a judge for the exhibition. He has presented his work to both the Showa Emperor and the Heisei Emperor on the occasions of their visits to Yamagata. In 1996, Takahashi Keiten was designated Juyo Mukei Bunkazai or Important Intangible Cultural Asset (commonly known as a Living National Treasure). 7" high by 4" in diameter. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1395489 (stock #mc148)
Kodo Arts
$410.00
Superb murashido bronze vase by National Living Treasure Takahashi Keiten 1920-2009. Designated as a National living Treasure in 1996, he has presented works to all the emperors many memebers of the Imperial family. This vase C. 1978 with original paulownia signed box was cast and ornamented with vibrant red over yellow and brown patinas using the murashido technique of dipping in hot oils after firing. Art deco and elegant. 6" high and 10" in diameter. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1410971 (stock #mc189)
Kodo Arts
$850.00
C. 1970 geisha hair oil kanban shop sign. Geisha used 'tsubaki' or camelia flower oil for their hair. This is a shop sign from the Gion area of Kyoto. 96cm tall and 31cm wide. Ask for shipping quote.