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Who is the beautiful Japanese court lady hiding her face elegantly behind a fan? Find it out on our gallery‘s page, where this outstanding lacquer box with gold and silver painting made by Imaizumi Seiji 今泉成之, a lacquer Master from the late Taishō period (1912-26), will be posted soon.

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Embracing tradition. These two exceptional museum-quality Bizen flower vases show cases the ciculation of knowledge and the individuality of the 20th century Bizen master unlike any other. The left one was made by Intangible Cultural Property Isezaki Mitsuru 伊勢崎満 (1934-2011) and the right one by Kimura Sojô 木村素静 (*1945), the female apprentice of Mituru's younger brother and Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun 伊勢崎淳 (*1936).

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SPECIAL OFFER IN DECEMBER: Order the Sake set made by Fujiwara Yû or any other item from our collection before Christmas and get a bottle of Japanese premium Sake for free!

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This set of a Bizen sake flask and cup was made by legendary Fujiwara Yû 藤原雄 (1932-2001). As son of famous Fujiwara Kei 藤原啓 (1899-1983) he has also been awarded the title "Living National Treasure" in 1996 for his continous efforts to preserve and teach the traditional techniques of Bizen pottery. Fujiwara Yû was early recognized abroad as one of Japan's leading traditional potters what led to countless exhibitons in Japan and overseas. His works are collected in many international public collections and are part of the permanent exhibition in the Fujiwara Kei Memorial Hall, a wonderful museum dedicated to the familiy's work and the Bizen tradition in Okayama.

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01.12.17
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“Kore nan zo 是什麼 - What is this?” || This excellent even circle line, called Ensō 円相 in Japanese, was painted and inscribed by Zen monk Hosoai Katsudō 細合喝堂 (1919-1985). The skillful work might reflect his strong and serene mind shaped over years through the strict Zen Buddhist training. Only the thickening that results unavoidably from putting the brush on the paper and the white empty spaces within the end of the brush line make the perfect round impossible. The angular inscription shows Katsudō's distinct calligraphic style with its powerful and yet dynamic strokes which were set with strength and precision on the paper. It provocatively asks the viewer: "What is this?" and challenges him with this traditional question within the Zen Buddhist teaching to contemplate about 'what we see' and 'what we think we see' in the visual impression. Hosoai Katsudō was abbot of Daitoku-ji's subtemple Ryūgen-in.
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This fine tea caddy (chaire) was made by „Intangible Cultural Property“ Takahashi Rakusai IV 四代 高橋楽斎 (*1925). The rectangular shaped object is all-over covered with crystallized brown and green ash glaze. On two spots, in one of the notch and at the foot of caddy, ash has melted to single emerald green glaze drops, a phenomena that is called "dragonfly eye" (tonbo no me 蜻蛉の目) in Japanese. Just the unglazed base shows the typical sand-colored body which partly turned to orange-red due to oxidation during the firing process. An excellent piece in perfect condition.

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This extraordinary tea caddy (chaire) was made by Imai Kôjin who was born 1937 and has studied pottery between 1957-61 under Kawai Zuihô (1913-64) in Kyoto. Since 1973 Kôjin has devoted himself to study Old-Iga ware which gained with its carefree irregular style popularity for the production of tea ceremony utensils in medieval Japan. The 12th head of the Matsuo-ryû tea ceremony branch, Myôgensai Sôten (*1962), who is a Zen-priest at Daitoku-ji, Kyoto, has named this Chaire "Green Mountain" (Aoyama/Seizan青山). And indeed, the tea caddy, made of dark brown clay through oxidation and a blewish green ash glaze, reminds one on a moutain, covered by lush greens, from which streams of blue rivers or waterfalls running downwards. However, this name has also a strong Zen Buddhist connotation. An aphorism recorded in the "Jingde chuandeng lu" from around 1004 that was probably made by Zen master Mazu Daoyi (709-788), wants to give an idea of our own inherent Buddha nature. He explains: It is like a "Green mountain, that is originally unmoved. White clouds are coming and going by themselves".

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Here comes an update of our restoration of a 18th century Nagasaki school tiger painting: After the removal of the old damaged mounting, the hanging scroll painting gets a new backing paper. This is the very first step of a process called 'urauchi' 裏打 (or "lining") in Japanese and in which basically three layers of backing papers are added for the stabilisation of the complete mounting. The first one is the most important and deploys comparison to the importance of our own skin. It is therefor called 'hada urauchi' (lit. "skin lining"). You can get a glimpse of the excellent painting here already from the backside... We are looking forward to see the final results of the remounting soon!

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Use of the picture with kindly permission by Art Nomura, Kobe.

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We are happy to inform you about our new acquisition.
This spacious fresh water jar with handles (Jap. mimi-tsuki mizusashi) was made by Shigaraki master Takahashi Rakusai IV (*1925). Sand-colored clay turned to powerful orange-red that is marked with countless white spots and small ishihaze ("stone explosions") caused by quartz inclusions. Heavy natural ash glaze has layed down during the firing process on the front side in brown and grey and in light glossy green in the inside. Five marks on the bottom side as well as between lid and mouth are visible traces of the firing supports. Three concave holes on the the knob of the lid let you feel the finger tips of the potter. A fantastic piece in excellent condition!

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18.10.17
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A simple yet beautiful tea caddy in the style of "Old Shigaraki" (ko-shigaraki) made by Ueda Juhô (*1925) is now available in our shop. Juhô was chosen 1979 by the Japanese Minister of Foreign Trade and Industry as official master in Shigaraki pottery. He was exhibited in Japan on countless national shows. In 2008 he was rewarded the "Order of the Sacred Treasure, 6th rang" (Zuihô-shô 瑞宝章). Next to Takahashi Rakusai IV and Ueda Naokata IV he is regarded as one of the famous Shigaraki masters.

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