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33 Titles as of March 30, 2006

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2-sept-Gendaitogei-Syukizukan.jpg TITLE: Gendai Togei Syukizukan
$70.00
  • Published by Kogeishuppan, 1990
  • 187 x 262 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 206 pages, 197 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • A zukan is basically a picture book and this one focuses on shuki (sake utensils) by modern and contemporary ceramic artists. The cover photo shows a kohiki guinomi (sake cup) and tokkuri (sake flask) by Kato Tokuro -- it also lists the dimensions, as well as the price. Next to it are works by Kato Hajime and the back cover shows shuki by Fujimoto Yoshimichi. This presentational pattern is followed inside the book, with pictures of guinomi and tokkuri show together with descriptions, dimensions, prices, and the potter's birthdate. Shuku by hundreds of potters are featured in almost all styles, with all photos in color. In the back there is a B&W section featuring antique wares. A fine book that features many works and helps one develop an eye for the variety of styles and shapes in the diverse shuki world.

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Zukan-Yunomi.jpg TITLE: Gendai Togei Yunomi Zukan
$60.00
  • Published by Kogei Shuppan (1998)
  • 187 mm X 264 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 200 pages, 175 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Part of the popular zukan (picture book) series from Kogei Shuppan. This book focuses on yunomi or teacups. The first 158 pages features color photos of six yunomi on each page. Each yunomi has the potter's name, a brief biography, style name, yunomi dimensions and price for some. All the classic yunomi styles are represented, as are yunomi works by most of the great potters of the 20th century. Two essays and many B&W photos at end of book. Index also included.

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Genshoku-Tohki-Daijiten.jpg TITLE: Genshoku Tohki Daijiten
$220.00
  • Author Kato Tokuro
  • Published by Tankosha, 1972
  • 205 x 275 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 1046 pages, 657 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This is the famous ceramic dictionary compiled by Kato Tokuro and first published in 1972. It contains thousands of entries on Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Middle Eastern and European ceramic terms and styles. Pictures of works and seals are also to be found throughout.

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TITLE: Guinomi: The World of Guinomi
$80.00
  • Published by Hokushindo, 2000
  • 156 X 217 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 280 pages, 1048 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • In this zukan (picture book) are over 1000 photos of modern and contemporary guinomi sake cups. Each guinomi is shown in a color photo with the artist's name (in both English and Japanese), the style, dimension, and contact address. The latter are in Japanese only. Every major style is represented and the book begins with the giants of the Japanese pottery world. An index and one-page essay end the book.

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Heisei-Togei-Meikan.jpg TITLE: Heisei Togei Meikan
$65.00
  • Author Kazuya Kuroda
  • Published by Kogeishuppan, 2001
  • 190 X 263 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 174 pages, 170 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • A wide look at potters of the Heisei Period (1989 onward) in a picture format. Featuring 159 potters from all of Japan and a single color photo of their work along with a selected biography. A twelve-page essay by Kazuya Kuroda looks at the development of studio ceramics closes the book. Index of potters in back as well.

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TITLE: Japanese Ceramics Today, Part 1
$45.00
  • Published by Mus�e Tomo, 2003
  • 210 mm X 290 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 122 pages, 96 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • A fine exhibition catalog highlighting modern-contemporary masterworks from the Kikuchi Collection of Tokyo. The catalog looks at works from the inaugural exhibition for the new Mus�e Tomo museum in Tokyo. A review of that exhibition and a look at many of the 96 works in the catalog can be viewed at www.e-yakimono.net/html/musee-tomo.html. All essays, captions, list of works in Japanese and English; selected biography in Japanese only.

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handbook-july1.gif TITLE: Japanese Pottery Handbook
$39.00
  • Authors Penny Simpson /Lucy Kitto / Kanji Sodeoka
  • Published by Kodansha International, 1979
  • 263�~182 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 118 pages, Drawings only (B&W)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • A very practical and long-selling guide to the world of Japanese pottery, which introduces techniques, forms, glazes, terms, kilns and much more all in English and Japanese. The Japanese has a pronunciation guide that is quite useful. Lively B&W sketches fill the book showing everything from how to wedge and make vine handles, to kiln designs and shapes of a variety of pots. Also has a list of pottery museums in back. A very useful resource for a potter wishing to communicate with a Japanese contemporary, or as a guide for the scholar or collector who wishes to become familiar with terms and lingo.

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TITLE: Karatsu Ware, A Guide to Ancient Karatsu
$30.00
  • Published by Shinchosha, 2004
  • 168 mm X 217 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 128 pages, 109 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This introductory hand-size book covers basic information on ancient Karatsu ware, which blossomed in mid-17 century in the Northern Kyushu region due to the advent of new kiln technology from the Korea peninsula; these new techniques would build a bridge to the arrival of Arita porcelain ware.

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