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Yokoishi Gagyu XIII Sasebo Nagasaki Kihara-machi
The Wolf Kanzaki Shiho (1942-2018)
The simple taste & expression of the White
Nishioka Koju (1917-2006)
The great talent of an uncrowned genius, the closest to a living national treasure in the history of modern Japanese ceramics.
One of Japan's 'hidden treasure' potters was Karatsu's Nishioka Koju(1917-2006); he was a Karatsu scholar who came to making pots later in life at the urging of Koyama Fujio. Nishioka's research into ancient Karatsu styles only deepened his own pots that are highly valued by collectors here in Japan. I wrote this for a past listing on our gallery, 'In Karatsu pottery Nishioka Koju is a living legend. He has excavated old kilns and studied the ancient ways starting in 1953. He established his kiln in 1973 and his kiln was named by the late great scholar-potter Koyama Fujio. Many other great potters made their way to Nishioka's kiln, creating and firing there; these include Arakawa Toyozo and Fujiwara Kei. In my opinion Nishioka's Karatsu is some of the finest ever seen. Robert Yellin
MORIKAZU KIMURA CELADON
A quaint tea bowl in a lush celadon glaze reminiscent of ancient Chinese ceramics. The elegant color and delicate expressions artist's sense which is reflected in its depth. The wonderful harmony with the unglazed foot is also aesthetically pleasing.
12.3 x 8 cm