full-view-TN.jpg

 
TOP MENU - Book Index
 
Monthly Picks (Feb.)
Each month we present some of our favorite books.
 
Subscriptions
Help subscribing to various Japanese publications.
 
Videos on Pottery
VHS videos covering famous Japanese potters.
 
Vintage Books
Vintage Books for the Connoisseur. Includes rare books, those no longer in print, books that never retailed, and limited-edition publications.

Japanese Pottery Books Online Store


Miscellaneous Books
12 Titles as of Jan. 17, 2006

BOOK CATEGORIES
Artists | Styles | Tea | How To | Dictionaries | MISC. | Magazines | Rare Books

   
yellin-ode-to-Japanese-Pottery.jpg TITLE: Ode To Japanese Pottery
Sake Cups and Flasks

$70.00
  • Author Robert L. Yellin
  • Published by Coherence, 2004
  • 182 X 227 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 208 pages, 62 photos (color)
  • Language English
  • In the world of Japanese pottery lie the aesthetic sensibilities of traditional Japanese culture. Robert L. Yellin, ceramic columnist for The Japan Times, delivers in this detailed volume his insights into modern and contemporary Japanese pottery, in particular sake cups and flasks. Yellin also shares his collecting spirit, in ways that often show philosophical and environmental edges. Forward by Kuroda Kusaomi, 62 color photos, sketches, glossary and index also included, as well as a brief history of sake vessels by Aoyama Wahei.

Quantity

   
Unknown-Carftsman-Soetsu-Yanagi.jpg TITLE: The Unknown Craftsman
$55.00
  • Author Soetsu Yanagi
  • Published by Kodansha International, 1972
  • 180 X 240 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 232 pages, 72 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language English
  • One of the most important books on Japanese aesthetics ever published. Written by the founder of the Mingei movement, Yanagi Soetsu, it examines the Japanese way of viewing and appreciating art and beauty in everyday craft objects that include ceramics, lacquer, textiles, and woodwork. Included are 12 color photos and 69 B&W photos of examples of Yanagi's collection and shots from Okinawa. Chapters include "Towards a Standard of Beauty," "Seeing and Knowing," and "The Beauty of Irregularity."

Quantity

   
TITLE: Food - The Fine Art of Japanese Food Arrangement
$63.00
  • Published by Kodansha International 2002
  • 222 x 297 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 166 pages, 179 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language English and Japanese
  • A deluxe book explaining in detail the variety and beauty of Japanese food and how it is so artfully displayed. Many color photos of ceramic masterpieces, as they should be used, including Rosanjin, Kenzan, and many others; a visual delight. Chapters included Seasonal Food Arrangements; The Art of Food Arrangement; Function and Beauty; and Food and Utensils in Japanese History. Notes on photos in English and Japanese.

Quantity

   
1C.JPG TITLE: Hyakumi Saisai
$72.00
  • Recipes by Fukiko Yokoyama; photos by Shigeru Akimoto
  • Published by Coherence
  • 217 X 263 (mm)
  • Hardcover
  • 152 pages, 80 photos
  • Language (in Japanese and English)
  • A wonderful look at Japanese vegetable cuisine arranged on the dishes of famed potters Rosanjin and Lucie Rie. The photography by Shigeru Akimoto is stunning and master chef Fukiko Yokoyama, owner of Hyakumizon restaurant in Tokyo, prepared all the dishes. The book includes recipes, as well as an essay about the essence of this style of Japanese cooking, in both Japanese and English.

Quantity

   
TITLE: Inspired Shapes - Contemporary Designs for Japan's Ancient Crafts
$58.00
  • Author Ori Koyama
  • Published by Kodansha International, 2005
  • 235 mm 287mm
  • Hard cover
  • 112 pages, 45 photos (Color)
  • Language English
  • Koyama Ori, an interior stylist, introduces several craft works as representative of contemporary styles in Japanese craftsmanship. Beautiful photography expresses the designs and the textures of various materials -- bamboo brush, candleholder, tetsubin (iron kettle), furoshiki (cloth towel), katakuchi (mouthed jar), and other items of 40 craft creators. An excellent look into Japanese aesthetics. In English only.

Quantity

   
TITLE: Korin, The Designs of Korin
$46.00
  • Published by Tankosha, 2005
  • 190 x 230 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 224 pages, 118 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Ogata Korin, known for developing and advancing the style of Japanese painting called Rimpa, was also a master of ceramics, maki-e lacquer, and someori kimono dyeing/weaving. This book focuses on the art of Korin, with detailed examples of his paintings, his masterly outlines, and examples of other areas of art that he touched upon. In regards to ceramics, 19 works by Ogata Kenzan, six by Niaya Dohachi, and one by Eiraku Hozen are featured. In Japanese only.

Quantity

   
Lacquerware-Suzuki-Mutsumi.jpg TITLE: Lacquerware of Suzuki Mutsumi
$225.00
  • Author Suzuki Mutsumi
  • Published by Coherence, 2004
  • 293 X 253 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 32 pages, 10 photos (Color)
  • Language Japanese and English (English is partial)
  • This deluxe book shows ten masterpieces from Kyoto lacquer artist Suzuki Mutsumi. Opening essay about Suzuki by Aoyama Masuaki, and then the ten works are each featured in color with short introductions about the work in Japanese and English. Profile also in both languages. The book comes in a folding dust jacket and is printed on very fine paper.

Quantity

   
TITLE: Modern Craft Art Japan
Works from the Crafts Gallery
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

$21.00
  • Published by The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 2005
  • 148 x 210 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 128 pages, 122 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • Written by the curators at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT), this handbook, an official publication of the world-famous museum, covers the history of modern and contemporary craft of Japan. With over 120 color photos of works featured in the MOMAT collection, this book provides an excellent introduction to the history of Japanese craft, covering ceramics, laquerware, dyeing/weaving, bamboo art, metalwork, glass, and doll art. Modern Craft Art Japan is fully translated, with English translations of chapter summaries, work descriptions, and artist profiles. All photos in color, 128 pages.

Quantity

   
Rokusho-Hundred-Views-of-Clay-2.jpg TITLE: Rokusho: Hundred Views of Clay Works
$60.00
  • Published by Maria Shobo, 1997
  • 227 X 295 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 120 pages, 115 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • The popular antique magazine takes as its theme in issue 23 ceramic art, and in particular earthenware and stoneware. Fine examples of Jomon, Yayoi earthenwares and medieval works from all major styles including sueki, Atsumi, �ethe six old kilns,�f and Iga. Over 100 works are shown in mostly color photos often in natural settings. The issue concludes with a brief look at Kurikome-yaki from Sendai and miscellaneous antiques.

Quantity

   
$105.00
  • Author Shonosuke Toda / Hiroshi Toda
  • Published by Shogakukan, 2004
  • 177 x 243 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 288 pages, 128 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • A famous father and son team, heirs to a traditional teaware-dealing lineage stemming from the Edo era (early 17th-to mid-19th century) in Osaka, discuss rare and fine items for the tea ceremony based on their deep knowledge and expertise. This books includes 23 stories that present various tea wares in the tea ceremony with beautiful 4-color pictures. Glossary of special terms is attached. In Japanese only.

Quantity

   
Gallery-Minami-Aoyama-TN.jpg TITLE: Story of Gallery in Minami Aoyama (Tokyo)
$60.00
  • Author Masuaki Aoyama
  • Published by Coherence, 2003
  • 158 x 216 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 256 pages, 98 photos (B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Yufuku Gallery in downtown Tokyo -- www.yufuku.net/e/ -- owner Aoyama Masuaki has put together a history of the gallery, along with B&W photos of each exhibition announcement card and introductions to each. Starts with the first exhibition in 1993 of Banko-potter Mori Ichizo (learn more by visiting www.jpotters.net/html/mori_ichizo.html) and ends with the 2003 exhibition by Negoro-lacquer-artist Okura Tatsuo. Includes brief biographies of each artist, profiles for many foreign artists, and closing comments by owner Aoyama-san.

Quantity

   
TITLE: Utsuwa ni Tsuyokunaru (Getting to Know Vessels)
$55.00
  • Published by Sekaibunkasha, 2002
  • 220 X 273 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 290 pages, 244 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • A useful guide to various ceramic and lacquer vessels showing hundreds of color photographs of shapes and usage. Plates, bowls, chopstick rests, tea cups, mukozuke serving dishes and much more for the table, along with a pottery guide, and introductions to ceramic centers, potters and shops. This magazine-style book is a fun way to learn about contemporary Japanese vessels.

Quantity


NEW BOOKS, VIDEOS, SUBSCRIPTIONS
  • All prices include shipping and tax, so you always know exactly how much you are paying.
  • We ship worldwide, and you can order from anywhere.
  • All transactions take place on a secure server, so your private data is safe.
  • We protect your privacy. We do not share your information with other parties.
  • We accept Mastercard, Visa, and American Express.
  • This site is part of a growing network of web sites devoted to Japanese ceramics. Click the Sister Sites button above to explore other sites in our network.
VINTAGE BOOKS, COLLECTABLE BOOKS
  • Prices for rare & collectable books don't include shipping.
    Shipping costs will include the cost of boxes, packaging and delivery.
    Exact costs will be emailed to the customer upon inquiry.
  • Shipment is via EMS (Japan Postal Express Mail Service). Price references can be found here.
  • Supplies are very limited due to the rarity of these materials.
    We ask for your understanding if the book is no longer available.
  • If you are unsatified with your book, you may return it for a refund,
    but we ask that the customer cover the return shipping fee.
  • We will not exchange books due to the rarity of these publications.
  • Rating Book Condition. Five Stars ���������� means the vintage book is in perfect condition.


JapanesePotteryBooks Footer