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Tea Books
23 Titles as of Feb. 22, 2006

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Chawan-Teabowls-100-Teabowls-by-100-Heisei-Ceramicists-F1.jpg TITLE: Chawan Teabowls - 100 Teabowls by 100 Heisei Ceramicists
$58.00
  • Published by Nippon Hoso Shuppan Kyokai, 2004
  • 185 x 240 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 224 pages, 100 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Featuring 11 Living National Treasures, this book exhibits 100 extraordinary chawan (teabowls for the Tea Ceremony) by 100 contemporary ceramicists, all shown in real-size, full color photographs. Teabowls separated by style, with each potter giving commentary on his or her featured work. Data listing artists' addresses, exhibition schedules, retail stores, and average price for his or her chawan, are also given. An excellent book for those captivated by chawan, both for the real-size photos and for the information given on teabowls. In Japanese only.

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Collection-of-Contemporary-Chawan-May-5.jpg TITLE: Collection of Contemporary Chawan
$68.00
  • Published by Hokushindo, 1996
  • 155 x 217 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 320 pages, 304 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This book extensively covers the world of contemporary chawan (tea bowls used for the Japanese Tea Ceremony), featuring the works of leading artists of Japan, ranging from Living National Treasures to young, emerging potters. Each chawan comes with one color photo, black and white photos of the kodai foot-ring and their wooden box signatures, dimensions of the work, along with the potter's address, artist profile/history, and a description/analysis of their work and styles. In Japanese only.

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TITLE: Directory of Tea Bowls for the Tea Ceremony
$65.00
  • Published by Hokushindo, 1999
  • 155 x 217 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 318 pages, 583 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This detailed book features 296 tea bowls by various ceramists, with each work described with dimensions, specific name, and4 color photos in the first half of the book, while the second half features 287 tea bowls of contemporary origin, by black and white photography. Excellent informative guide to study the good points, forms, figures and kodai (foot-ring). In Japanese only.

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Eiraku-Family-The-Essence-of-Kyo-yaki-1-TN.jpg TITLE: Eiraku Family: The Essence of Kyo-yaki
$37.00
  • Author Zengoro Eiraku
  • Published by Tankosha, 2005
  • 183 x 258 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 112 pages, 94 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • While following the history of the prestigious Eiraku family up to its present head Eiraku 17th, this book elegantly portrays the aesthetics of the Eiraku clan, with their trademark designs, such as dragons, phoenixes, pines, bamboos and plums, that have been passed on for generations, along with the techniques of iro-e (enamel overglaze), kinrande (gold overglaze), aka-e (red overglaze), shonzui sometsuke (cobalt underglaze), and kochi (three-colored glaze). The works of all patriarchs of the Eiraku family are shown, with a detailed family genealogy/history given at the end of the book. In Japanese only.

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Gendai-Chaire-Natsume.jpg TITLE: Gendai Chaire and Natsume - Contemporary Tea Caddies
$45.00
  • Published by Hokushindo, 1999
  • 155 X 217 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 112 pages, 60 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Another in the zukan or picture book series, this book looks at 123 contemporary artist's chaire in mostly pottery with some lacquer ware works as well. Detailed essay and sketches, artists' index also included.

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ohichozaemon.jpg TITLE: Oohi Chozaemon
The Ceramic Art of Oohi Chozaemon

$45.00
  • Author Chozaemon Oohi
  • Published by Tankosha, 2001
  • 181 X 256 (mm)
  • Softcover
  • 144 pages, 80 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language - Japanese only
  • This book looks at the tradition of Oohi pottery. Ohi pottery is produced in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture and is a kind of Raku ware dealing mainly with Tea ceremony utensils. This book features works from all past Chozaemon potters up to the current tenth generation in the first section. Color photos of works and histories of each potter included. The second section focuses on Oohi Chozaemon X with many photos of his work past to present. The last section has Oohi writing about different pottery traditions and decorative motifs such as bamboo, fish, and clouds as well as Shino, Oribe, and world pottery, among others. Includes B/W photos of signed boxes, seals, and the Oohi museum.

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1-Origin-of-Tea-Ceramics-Birth-of-Japanese-Ceramics.jpg TITLE: Origin of Tea Ceramics
The Birth of Japanese Ceramics

$45.00
  • Published by Idemitsu Museum of Arts, 2005
  • 225 �~ 290 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 128 pages, 129 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese(some English)
  • Tea bowls and flower vases used in the tea ceremony were heavily influenced by Chinese ceramics, but they also sprang from Japan's own indigenous artistic impulses and from Japan's ancient ceramic traditions. The traditions of Kawarake and terracotta gained popularity among court nobels during the Heian Era (8th to 11th century AD), and from this sprang various Japanese ceramic styles, including unglazed sueki, ash-glaze ware, and yakishime (stoneware). This is the exhibition catalogue of the Idemitsu Museum. Catalogue includes an English list of works.

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Raku-museum.jpg TITLE: Raku Museum
$105.00
  • Published by Raku Museum, 1997
  • 212 X 305 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 112 pages (2nd book in set), 106 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language English only
  • A wonderful two-book soft cover set highlighting the history and works of the great Raku family. The publication contains reproductions of all the works included in the exhibition entitled "Raku: A Dynasty of Japanese Ceramists" together with revised essays. The exhibition was shown in Italy, France, Holland and Japan in 1997-1998. Essays are "Raku Tea Bowls: The Essence of Form, The Evolution of Wabi, The Techniques of Raku Ware" by Raku Kichizaemon XV, and "Successive Generations of the Raku Family" by Taka Akanuma. In the first book are also many B&W photos and detailed comments on the 106 works -- all photographed in color -- found in the second book. A must book for any Raku aficionado.

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