Saturday, May 21, 2011

KIYOMIZU YAKI (清水焼き) and KYO-YAKI (京焼き)-CeramicsofKyotoPrefecture


I was given this old bowl when I was helping clear out our church kitchen cupboards in Kobe over twenty years ago. It is a large bowl. It has seen better days and I wish I had repaired it better when damaged a decade ago. It is signed Kyosen, which is a famous kiln in Kyoto. It also has a "Kenzan" mark in its decoration. The style is in a Kenzan style which many potters try to emulate.



KANZAN DENSHICHI (幹山伝七)
Born in Seto, Owari district in 1821, moved to Kyoto and established his factory. He died in 1890.
Signed many of his works as Kanzan Sei Sei 幹山精製



OKAMOTO TAMEJI (岡本為治)
This is a small plate,12cm in diameter. It looks quite new but it has the mark of Okamoto Tameji who died in 1958. 



NISHIMURA TOKUSEN (西村徳泉)


I found this top at a charity shop and bought it for the mark. I seem to collect tops of things.
Nishimura Tokusen is a very famous potter in Kyoto. There are many generations of Tokusen. I am not sure which one this is from. 

ROKUBEI GAMA 

The side mark is Miyako Odori (Kyoto spring dance festival)



UNRAKU-GAMA

Tea set from Unrakugama


Unrakugama
 Link: http://unrakugama.com/

Update: Sept 2011
I spent the afternoon in Kiyomizuyaki Danshi (a Pottery Village) in Kyoto.  I spent quite a while at Unrakugama and learned a lot from the wife of the master potter there.  The works there are amazing!  She let me take a couple of pictures while browsing.





Unrakugama

This is a covered dish with tassel I bought from  Unrakugama

Unrakugama MARK 雲楽窯

New additions to my Unrakugama collection!




These are bowls to match the tea set I have.
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I found another great addition to my Unraku-gama Collection!  These are chawan-mushi bowls I believe, but they make great covered tea cups or I find them wonderful for puddings.


I also have a tiny vase with an Unrakugama (雲楽) mark on it. It differs from the usual wares of the kiln, but it is Kiyomizu yaki and I saw several like this in stores in Kyoto





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TOZAN-GAMA

Tozan-gama MARK

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KAGETSU-GAMA

Mishima style Kiyomizyyaki meoto yunomi

Kiyomizuyaki meoto yunomi  "Kagetsu" MARK

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Kyoyaki Tea Bowl by Seian Suzuki

Seian MARK 清安


Kyoyaki Tea Bowl

Rakuzan MARK 楽山

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MIURA CHIKUZEN

Guinomi (sake cup) by CHIKUZEN



Chikuzen (竹泉)



TANZAN-GAMA 丹山窯 (Uji/Kyoto)


This Guinomi was made by Kotogei Katsuyoshi. He was born in Himeji in Showa 21 (1947) He studied under  Living National Treasure for Mashiko, Shimaoka Tatsuzo and his uncle Miyagawa Kasai (Makuzu Yaki). He established his kiln Tanzan-Gama in Uji, Kyoto in Showa 49 (1975). 


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Kiyomizu Yaki Kawashima Kozo (河島浩三) b.1926


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There is no kiln mark but it has the Kiyomizu-yaki sticker and papers

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Zuiun MARK

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GANKA GAMA (岩華窯)
Takagi GANKA



LINK:       http://k-dentosan.org/project/takagi_ganka/

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This celadon tea bowl Is made by Okamoto Kousha

Top Mark Hayashiyama/Rinzan 林山/Bottom mark Zuiko 瑞光





田中香泉 Tanaka Kosen

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KANOH SHOUKAKU




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