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Oct-2005-3-Decoration-Pattern-of-Koimari.jpg TITLE: Koimari, Decoration Pattern of Koimari
$60.00
  • Author Koji Ohashi
  • Published by Rikogakusha, 1994
  • 157 x 220 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 308 pages, 717 photos (B&W)
  • Language Japanese(some English)
  • This book describes the porcelain of Hizen, the traditional name of Saga prefecture, by focusing on 17th-century patterns, as exemplified by 1000 kinds of shards excavated from old kiln sites and ruins located near consumer cities. Carries photos and traces of each pattern of botany, animal, structure, vessel, nature, lucky omen, geometry, and letters. An English explanation for pattern motifs.

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Oct-2005-6-Kyushu-Ceramic-Museum-Collection.jpg TITLE: Kyushu Ceramic Museum Collection
$50.00
  • Published by Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 1987
  • 252 x 240 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 144 pages, 170 photos (Color)
  • Language Japanese(some English)
  • This catalogue describes the development of the ceramic industry in Kyushu from the viewpoint of abundant clay resources, water, wood fuel, and good harbors in the region. Features more than 170 works from the Kyushu Ceramic Museum's collection, as well as maps of kiln sites in Kyushu. English specifications for the pieces presented.

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TITLE: Mamezara
$52.00
  • Author Hiroko Takamichi
  • Published by Super Edition, 1999
  • 125 x 125 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 280 pages, 420 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese and English and French
  • This tiny book features 420 examples of Mamezara (various kinds of tiny plates) that were gathered by an antique collector from Kyoto. The Mamezara presented herein include Sometsuke (blue and white porcelain) or Iro-e (overglaze enamels) with plant patterns, insect patterns, and other natural motifs. It also introduces plates of rectangular shape and miniture proportions. This book brings to light Japan's strong cultural appreciation of small items. English and French translation attached.

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shibata-part1.jpg TITLE: Shibata Collection Part 1
$61.00
  • Published by Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 1990
  • 250 X 240 (mm)
  • Softcover
  • 256 pages, 207 color photos
  • Language - Japanese only
  • In 1990, Mr. Akihiko Shibata donated 1,076 sets/2,476 items of Arita porcelain to the Kyushu Ceramic Museum in Saga Prefecture. This book examines half of the collection with about 471 sets/1,343 items all in color photos of the front and base. All essays, captions, and reference materials in Japanese only.


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shibata-partII-july3.jpg TITLE: Shibata Collection Part 2
$68.00
  • Published by Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 1991
  • 250�~238 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 310 pages, 300 color photos
  • Language Japanese only (short English intro)
  • A simply amazing collection of pictures of Arita porcelain made between the 1630 and 1730s. Showing 819 works, some in sets, bringing the total number of actual pieces shown to 1,543. The theme of part two is to show the changes that took place in the design on dishes and also to introduce pots, jars, incense burners, and small dishes. Mostly blue and white wares (sometsuke) with some overglaze enamel wares. Short introduction in English and Japanese. From a 1991 exhibition at the Kyushu Ceramic Museum, Saga Prefecture.

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shiba-collection-III-august.jpg TITLE: Shibata Collection Part 3
$53.00
  • Published by Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 1993
  • 250 X 238 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 192 pages, 140 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only (short English intro)
  • The third catalog in the Shibata Collection Series is from a 1993 exhibition, described in the catalog's forward as featuring "323 items of art comprising 627 articles of Arita porcelain from the first half of the 17th century to the latter half of the 18th century. The exhibit focuses on Arita porcelain tea ceremony utensils, such as water jars and incense burners, and early overglazed enamel porcelain from Arita, formerly called Ko-Kutani ware." All color photos and captions in Japanese only, photos of the bottoms (foot) of all works in back, brief essay on the origin of Arita in English and Japanese, as well as list of works in both languages.

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TITLE: Shibata Collection Part 4
$63.00
  • Published by Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 1995
  • 250 x 238 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 310 pages, 240 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese only (short English intro)
  • The fourth catalog in the continuing Shibata Collection series. This book, along with the others in the series (found at this site; see "Complete Library"), is full of color photos showing the beauty of Imari porcelain. The preface states: "The pieces in the present exhibit focus on Arita porcelain from the 18th century to the Bakumatsu period of the mid-19th century, a period not covered in the previous collections. The theme of this collection is the establishment and transformation of the Ko-Imari style." Opening greetings in Japanese and English, captions in Japanese only, list of works in back in both languages. Very useful photos in back showing writings on the base of works, and designs, and dating them. Two-page essay in English as well, features 508 works.

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Shibata-Collection-Part-5.jpg TITLE: Shibata Collection Part 5
$63.00
  • Published by Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 1997
  • 246 X 240 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 292 pages, 234 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only (short English intro)
  • The theme of this exhibition is the creation and development of the Enpo style (Kakiemon style) that came to fruition from the 1670s to the 1680s. The catalog features 384 sets with a total of 1007 pieces all in the Kakiemon style. Brief opening essays in Japanese and English as well as list of works in back. Photos of marks and designs stating date in back along with a two-page English essay. Another superb reference source for porcelain collectors and scholars.

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