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12 Titles as of Feb. 22, 2006

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Honoho-Geijutsu-Vol-47-A7.jpg TITLE: Honoho Geijutsu Vol. 47
$37.00
  • Published by Abe Shuppan, 1996
  • 180 x 256 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 186 pages, 97 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • The feature article for the 47th issue of Honoho Geijutsu is titled "Legend of Okabe Mineo," and introduces both the life of Okabe Mineo along with his works. With 20 works in color, and with three works in black and white, along with essays penned by Koyama Fujio and Mineo's wife Tatsuko, this issue pursues the truth behind this legendary artist. Another article in this issue explores the ceramic art of Hasami-yaki in Nagasaki prefecture. In Japanese only.

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Honoho-Geijutsu-Vol-73.jpg TITLE: Honoho Geijutsu Vol. 73
$37.00
  • Published by Abe Shuppan, 2003
  • 181 x 256 mm
  • Paperback
  • 174 pages, 149 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • The quarterly Honoho Geijutsu's feature is on shuki or sake utensils. Part of its opening summary in English goes: "People will have a drink in times of joy, sorrow, or solitude. While sometimes we just drink to get drunk, real connoisseurs find great joy in the act of drinking itself. Of course the flavor of the liquor is of great importance, but choosing from what to drink the liquor is an additional pleasure. The variety of cups from which to drink Japanese sake is as rich as the sake itself, with such examples as guinomi, tokkuri, and katakuchi. Actually we find that drinking sake is really another way to enjoy ceramics. Because each type of Japanese sake cup holds all the charms of the various firing methods, such as Bizen, Karatsu, Shino, Oribe and Kohiki. Nowhere else in the world can we enjoy ceramics along with a drink of sake." Features a three-way discussion between Kuroda Kazuya, Mikami Ryo and Robert Yellin, a look at some modern and contemporary shuki, and other shuki-related articles. Other stories look at the new Gifu Ceramic Museum and potter Tsujimura Shiro, among others.

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Honoho-Geijutsu-V77.jpg TITLE: Honoho Geijutsu Vol. 77
$37.00
  • Published by Abe Shuppan, 2004
  • 180 X 256 mm
  • Paperback
  • 178 pages, 60 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Issue 77's feature topic is "Japanese Ceramics Now" and has two critics and a dealer-writer in a roundtable discussion on the current state of Japanese pottery. A list of the most important potters is listed (see list in English with review of the discussion at www.e-yakimono.net/html/honoho-rankings-2004.html). Other topics include last Living National Treasure Fujimoto Yoshimichi's works in the Kikuchi Tomoo Collection and white slip wares.

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TITLE: Honoho Geijutsu Vol. 83
$40.00
  • Published by Abe Shuppan, 2005
  • 180 x 256 mm
  • Paperback
  • 178 pages, 86 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This volume contains a special feature on "Contemporary Yakishime Ware,"featuring the leading artists Mihara Ken, Ito Tadashi, and Kawabuchi Naoki. Shows their current works and atelier life, and is an important record of the aesthetics of contemporary Yakishime ware. Six other ceramists making Yakishime ware are also highlighted. In the series on ceramic technique, Matsuda Yuriko gives lessons on her exquisite patchwork technique. In Japanese only.

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Tojiro-Vol-34-Kato-Tokuro.jpg TITLE: Tojiro Vol. 34
$35.00
  • Published by Futabasha, 2003
  • 210 x 287 mm
  • Paperback
  • 132 pages (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Tojiro is one of Japan's leading quarterly ceramic journals and Volume 34 focuses on two themes: anagama (single-chamber kiln) and Kato Tokuro. Anagama works by Hara Kenji, Sakazume Katsuyuki, Kato Tsubusa, Watanabe Aiko, Ooishi Noriyoshi, and Maruta Munehiko are shown, along with introductions to shops that carry anagama works. The main feature of this issue is the world of the late great Seto potter Kato Tokuro. Many colorful gallery ads, a glossary, and a list of pottery schools are included in the book.

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Tojiro-Vol-41-F5.jpg TITLE: Tojiro Vol. 41, Ceramics We Wish to Leave Behind
$35.00
  • Published by Futabasha, 2005
  • 210 x 287 mm
  • Paperback
  • 136 pages, 128 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of its publication, the 41st issue of TOJIRO magazine ran this special feature on the "Japanese ceramics we wish to leave behind." By interviewing a number of famed critics, gallery owners, curators and famous persons privy to pottery, this issue asks each individual to name 10 ceramic works throughout the history of Japan that they think as emblematic of Japan. Tojiro also asks 11 artists (such as Suzuki Goro, Tsujimura Shiro, and Nishioka Koju) to pick from among their own works what they wish to leave behind for future generations. In Japanese only.

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TITLE: Tokobo No. 10
$30.00
  • Published by Seibundoshinkosha, 1998
  • 183 x 257 mm
  • Paperback
  • 112 pages, 99 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This issue features Isezaki Jun, a living national treasure for his work with Bizen wares, and focuses in particular on platter making. In Bizen, placing tokkuri bottles or tsubo jars atop of large plates during firing helps to create botamochi, or pale oval pattern. Over 24 pages are devoted to this representative pattern, often created intentionally in this modern age. This publication also features techniques for making mizusashi, a fresh water jar used in the tea ceremony.

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Tokobo-No-33.jpg TITLE: Tokobo No. 33
$30.00
  • Published by Seibundoshinkosha, 2004
  • 210X 297 mm
  • Paperback
  • 118 pages, 95 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Tokobo is a how-to magazine profusely illustrated with color photos showing the steps discussed in the articles. This issue has many features including an in-depth look at Karatsu potters Nakazato Takashi, Nakazato Tarouemon XIV, Nishioka Yoshihiro, and Yasumoto Kajihara; all show how they make different vessels. Other articles include how to fire Iga, hakeme, making glazes, and forming Oribe serving vessels.

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Tokobo-No-345-5-TN.jpg TITLE: Tokobo No. 34
$30.00
  • Published by Seibundoshinkosha, 2005
  • 210 x 297 mm
  • Paperback
  • 120 pages, 97 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • In the 34th edition of the magazine Tokobo, the feature article is "The Front Line of Hagi Wares," with the famed Hagi artist Okada Yutaka demonstrating how he makes his vases and chawan (teabowls), while Kaneta Masano demonstrates his "kurinuki" (hollowing out clay) technique. This issue also features Koie Ryoji exhibiting the secrets to making his chawan, while Bizen's Suehiro Manabu demonstrates how he makes his subtle and unique jars, vases, and bowls. With an article on "Challenging Momoyama Ceramics," this issue also gives away techniques that can help a potter simulate the techniques of the Momoyama, in regards to Shino kogo (incense holders) and Nezumi-Shino (Blue-Gray Shino) patterned dishes. In Japanese only.

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Tsukuru-Tojiro-No-256.jpg TITLE: Tsukuru Tojiro No. 25 (Making Oribe Ware)
$32.00
  • Published by Futabasha, 2003
  • 210 X 287 mm
  • Paperback
  • 128 pages, 94 photos (Color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Tsukuru means to make, and Tojiro is the name of a popular Japanese ceramic magazine. This issue focuses on making Oribe wares including glazes and the unique forms of Oribe such as handled vessels and irregularly shaped serving dishes. Loads of step-by-step photos of forming and decorating along with images of completed works old and new, and shards. Glaze test results are also included. The rest of the magazine features Yoshida Akira's Jomon kiln, Miyazaki Moriaki (apprentice of Kawai Takeichi) and his gosu wares, and the celebrated Seto potter Toda Morinobu. An interview with Yanagihara Mutsuo and glossary are also included.

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TITLE: Tojiro Vol. 44
$35.00
  • Published by Futabasha, 2005
  • 210 mm X 287mm
  • Soft cover
  • 136 pages, 74 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This issue features "Black Ceramics." It introduces contemporary black by reviewing the object works, vessels, and tea bowls of eight ceramist artists, including Kiyomizu Rokubei VIII, Suzuki Goro, Kawase Shinobu and others. Also covers fiver ceramists in the Mino tradition, including Kagami Masakane, Wakao Kei, Suzukina Tetsu and others, who comment on their own ceramic work and Mino ware. In Japanese only.

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TITLE: Tsukuru Tojiro Vol. 33
$35.00
  • Published by Futabasha, 2005
  • 210 X 287mm
  • Paperback
  • 136 pages, 85 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This volume features articles on how to make Kiseto, Shino and Oribe for amateur potters who want to recreate Momoyama pottery, using test pieces with an electric kiln and common materials easily available on the market.

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