MINO

Arakawa Toyozo, an apprentice of Kitaoji Rosanjin, devoted his life to re-creating Shino and yellow-and-black Seto wares of the Momoyama period. He eventually received the Japanese honor of being designated a Living National Treasure. The donor of this object relates the fascinating story of her meeting with the artist in 1956. Together they viewed...

[Yaemon KATO] (1942-)A Japanese potter. Born in Sasahara, Gifu (present Tajimi City).He was the third son of Juemon Kato (a famous Japanese potter). After he learned pottery at Kotani Institute of ceramic ware, he learned under his father.He returned Yasaka-gama pottery studio after his father's death then he opened his oun studio, "Ogaya-kama"....

Nothing I can say can convey the rugged beauty locked up in Amazing tea bowl made by Shino well know potter Yamada Masakazu ,signed on the base and enclosed in the original signed and stamped wood box.Yamada was born in 1951,His traditional works in Shino Yaki tea bowl are phenomenal. Yamada exhibited and or been prized at the Nihondento Kogei...

Kato Kenji was born in Mino, the heart of ceramic country, in 1924. Following the horrors of the second world war, he studied Under Nakabayashi Kozuru and Kato Tokuro, as well as being quite involved in calligraphy circles. Kenji Katō 寛治 (kanji correct spelling) MINO

Born in the prefecture of Gifu in 1952 studied with Kozo Kato he's mainly known for the dynamisk of wood-fired cooking. The results are often refined despite the long cooking over low heat to bring out the intense reddish tone of the clay through dense and creamy glazes. In 1984 he built his anagama oven in the mountains of the...