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KENJI \BIZEN \ ORIBE

KANETA MASANAO

HIDEYUKI 

Eastern Wind Melt the Ice

Yuichi Yamamoto

Ken Jeremiah \ Available Now \ The Forthcoming New Book \ Chadogu the Art of Tea 

Long acclaimed one of the Best Book 2020 - The Cha-no-Yu, or Tea Ceremony - an aesthetic ritual intimately linked to Zen and Daoism. Its history reveals a comingling of Chinese and Japanese cultures that is not only a symbol of the complex interplay between Sino-Japanese ideas of beauty, but also the epitome of both Zen and ancient Daoist ideals: "being" in the world and understanding the inner nature of things. An appreciation of the imperfect, the asymmetrical teahouses, unpretentious bamboo ladles and scoops, and famed tea bowls may seem flawed to untrained eyes, perhaps lacking something. However, it is this perceived void that eager participants strive to identify, for usefulness arises from emptiness, just as perfection is found within imperfection. Among all the utensils used in the tea ceremony, the bowl plays the most active role.  

Ken Jeremiah

SACRAL \ LANDSCAPES

The magic that is ceramic results from a collusion of human and elemental Nature, a surrender and manipulation of fire, water, air, and earth. The variable is the intentionality of the ceramist who shifts the balance and dances with the interplay of the materials themselves. This is why the variations are endless in this most ancient form of art-making; seemingly basic clay enfolding endless secrets and revelations.
The magic that is ceramic results from a collusion of human and elemental Nature, a surrender and manipulation of fire, water, air, and earth. The variable is the intentionality of the ceramist who shifts the balance and dances with the interplay of the materials themselves. This is why the variations are endless in this most ancient form of art-making; seemingly basic clay enfolding endless secrets and revelations.
Kutani ware INCENSE BURNER   Nakata Nishikitama Kingyoku arabesque
Kutani ware INCENSE BURNER Nakata Nishikitama Kingyoku arabesque
☆Bamboo Crest ☆Large Midori Arashi vessel chawan Shino Tea Bowl japanese ware
☆Bamboo Crest ☆Large Midori Arashi vessel chawan Shino Tea Bowl japanese ware

ORIBE

Tamaoki Yasuo  Winner of numerous awards and hailed as an Important Intangible Cultural Property of Tajimi City and Gifu Prefecture, both historical centers of Japanese pottery, his works epitomize the beauty of Shino. A high-temperature-fired style of pottery, it often has small nesting holes (suana) that tea ceremony aficionados adore. This characteristic, combined with a yuzuhada (citron skin) finish and a milky glaze made from feldspar, makes Shino one of the most beautiful ceramic methodologies on the planet. Tamaoki's pieces are the culmination of years of stylistic advancement. Creating red and white pieces with iron-colored, ashen clay decorated with thick, beautiful white or reddish glaze, his valuable works are highly praised.  Brief introduction is written for Onihagi web site & is only courtesy of Dr. Ken Jeremiah
Tamaoki Yasuo Winner of numerous awards and hailed as an Important Intangible Cultural Property of Tajimi City and Gifu Prefecture, both historical centers of Japanese pottery, his works epitomize the beauty of Shino. A high-temperature-fired style of pottery, it often has small nesting holes (suana) that tea ceremony aficionados adore. This characteristic, combined with a yuzuhada (citron skin) finish and a milky glaze made from feldspar, makes Shino one of the most beautiful ceramic methodologies on the planet. Tamaoki's pieces are the culmination of years of stylistic advancement. Creating red and white pieces with iron-colored, ashen clay decorated with thick, beautiful white or reddish glaze, his valuable works are highly praised. Brief introduction is written for Onihagi web site & is only courtesy of Dr. Ken Jeremiah
Kumano Kuroemon  Some of the most valuable pieces are made by the enigmatic Kumano Kuroemon. Reclusive, he lives in the mountains near Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, where he has his own private kiln. Yearly, he scours the surrounding mountains for suitable clay, which he shapes into incredible bowls, vases, and more. After applying his own glaze variation, he fires them at an incredible 1520 degrees Celsius, often foregoing sleep for an entire week to constantly regulate the heat.  Most artists would not think of firing a piece at such a high temperature, as it would cause pieces to buckle, distend, or lose their solidity.  Brief introduction is written for Onihagi web site & is only courtesy of Dr. Ken Jeremiah
Kumano Kuroemon Some of the most valuable pieces are made by the enigmatic Kumano Kuroemon. Reclusive, he lives in the mountains near Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, where he has his own private kiln. Yearly, he scours the surrounding mountains for suitable clay, which he shapes into incredible bowls, vases, and more. After applying his own glaze variation, he fires them at an incredible 1520 degrees Celsius, often foregoing sleep for an entire week to constantly regulate the heat. Most artists would not think of firing a piece at such a high temperature, as it would cause pieces to buckle, distend, or lose their solidity. Brief introduction is written for Onihagi web site & is only courtesy of Dr. Ken Jeremiah

"Remnants of a Distant Past"

Brief introduction is written for Onihagi web site &  courtesy of Dr. Ken Jeremiah 

Ken Jeremiah has written numerous books and articles, and he has translated various works from Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. Dr. Ken Jeremiah has written extensively about history, religion, and critical thinking. His previous books include Remnants of a Distant Past, Christian Mummification, Living Buddhas, Aikido Ground Fighting, and If the Samurai Played Golf...Zen Strategies for a Winning Game. He teaches world language and comparative religion courses, and currently resides in Narragansett, RI. 

Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple Omamori

The omamori are Japanese amulets dedicated both to particular Shinto deities and to Buddhist icons. The Japanese word mamori means protection, while the honorific prefix o- gives the word a moving meaning towards the outside, thus going to mean "Your protection".

Traffic safety guard (omamori bag)  Kanji character of "traffic safety" 交通安全御守
Traffic safety guard (omamori bag) Kanji character of "traffic safety" 交通安全御守

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