Thursday, August 17, 2017

Yamaguchi Toki 山口陶器

This red Yamaguchi Toki is found on Chinese style 
wares. 

Yamaguchi Toki also made the Jyoto china wares 




Monday, July 17, 2017

Living National Treasures (LNT)

Living National Treasures (LNT) Ceramics


http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/living-natl-treasures.htm

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Living_National_Treasures_of_Japan_(crafts)

http://galleryjapan.com/locale/en_US/work/list/?subject_category=1&kokuhou_flag=1

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-5-japanese-ceramicists-who-are-living-national-treasures

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2004/08/11/arts/national-treasures-of-bizen-ware-pots/#.WWyvmrEpChA


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)

NO 8,3-CHROME
IIDA-MACHI, HIGASHI-KU
NAGOYA, JAPAN


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 







ARITA/IMARI




Soba Choko


TANBA YAKI






























Friday, April 21, 2017

Soeda Washin 添田和信


Fukuoka potter Soeda Washin, at his show at Mitsukoshi Department store in Fukuoka. He specializes in Hakeme,brush work. 





Saturday, March 25, 2017

SHIDA-YAKI

Shida Yaki was made in Shiota, Ureshino City, Saga Prefecture, Japan from the Edo period. It was made for the general public. It reached the height of its popularity in the mid-to late 19th century. Common things to look for in identifying Shida Yaki are the multiple stilt marks, and the pictured scenes, generally in a broad stroke.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017