Monday, July 17, 2017

Living National Treasures (LNT)

Living National Treasures (LNT) Ceramics

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gold Imari

The original kiln, Yazaemon of Arita began in 1804. The kiln was run by the Matsumoto family. The fifth generation began exporting to North America and Europe.

Gold Imari was produced by Arita Bussan,  registered  in Nagoya. (1959-1984)


Monday, May 8, 2017

Takahashi San Francisco-Importer of Japanese wares.

The official name is Takahashi Trading Corp, founded after WWII by Henri Hiroyuki Takahashi.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Books about Japanese Ceramics (in Japanese)

If anyone has a chance to visit Japan take time to check out the used bookstores for books on Japanese ceramics. There are some chain stores like "Book Off" and "Tsutaya" that sell used books. There is a great old book shop area in Umeda, Osaka that has used books, rare books, prints and such. There is also some little bookstores in Osaka, near the American Consulate. In Tokyo there in an area where they have many old bookstores, but the name escapes me right now. Regular bookstores usually have a section on ceramics with new books published within the last few years.
Many exhibitions and museum shops carry very nice catalogs and books on Japanese ceramics.

Travel Series

Tabi To Yakimono no Hon

The Tojiro Series 

Exhibition catalogs 


Soba Choko