Manuel Jensa & Onihagi's containment measures.
We will keep sales confirmed, but all orders will be shipped beyond April.
Orders can be made without any problems, but we will decide when to ship.
The decision is unquestionable. we may ship tomorrow or in 30 days.
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Please do not send ceramics to my address without first having my authorization and permission. We do not take into consideration artists, ceramists who are not Japanese. If Japanese it is strictly necessary to notify. I can't manage dozens of ceramics that arrive by chance and without knowing it in advance. This web space has only a few ceramics intended to convey the idea of my particular taste for certain styles. I basically organize exhibition galleries and all the material is strictly limited to the locations of the municipalities that have decided to join this initiative. It is very difficult that the exhibited material may be available here in this space. You have to come in person. I have no interest in potters who do not have a Japanese tradition and I do not want anyone to take initiatives and send gifts or donations, nor ceramics. I invite people to come personally to the events where it will be announced in time, and I would like to remind you that part of the objects displayed on this web is generally taken in Japanese auctions on yahoo and similar platforms. Onihagi's exhibits are free for visitors
, but require an invitation, and what is displayed is strictly limited to a few. I will decide if it will be visible here, and there are no exceptions.
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International Taste Contest 10 Consecutive Years up to Three Star Award
Otome (Rice Cookies with apple slices)
The candy Apple Cake international taste contest 7 straight three star award from Nagano.
"Remnants of a Distant Past"
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 by Dr. Ken Jeremiah
"Among the prized objects used in the tea ceremony, none is more valued than the tea bowl, and it is said that each bowl is a miniature universe. With countless styles and refined aesthetics, all who strive to understand its beauty will find works that speak to them.
The bare clay suggests desert sands and sometimes contains small pebbles, boulders in the miniature landscape, which are covered by a snowy white glaze that hides all imperfections and echoes the impermanence of all things. See the miniature world in each tea bowl. Their beauty facilitates mindfulness and a refined awareness of details, and will lead beholders to harmonize with their surroundings."
Dr. Ken Jeremiah
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 by 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".