Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NON CERAMIC STUFF OF INTEREST

WALL ART WITH JAPANESE TEXTILES










BYOBU (screens) 






Scrolls



Aji no Moto can @1950's



Just found this today at a charity shop for $6. It is  a Japanese tetsubin by Nanbutetsu Iwachu.
I am not sure of the age but it is not anywhere near new! It is 20cm tall and 18cm wide. 







Old  Japanese pillows. 
                                             

Bronze ware vase by Zuiho


                     


YAKUMO LACQUER WARE-Shimane Prefecture


This is a favorite of mine. This was made this several years ago. Yakumo lacquer ware takes a long time to make. At first the colors are rather dark. Mr. Yamane, the artisan, told us to buy a piece that was newer so we could watch the colors brighten over time. It gets brighter every year!













Tuesday, November 4, 2014

AWARA YAKI (あわら焼 or芦原焼 )-Ceramics of Fukui Prefecture

 
 Awara yaki is made in Awara city. It originated in the Taisho period and has a characteristic crimson glaze. This style of pottery falls under the Echizen umbrella.


                         
                                                    Sake cup with Awara (あわら) MARK