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Shibata-Collection-PART-Vl-NV.jpg TITLE: Shibata Collection Part 6
$70.00
  • Published by Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 1998
  • 249 X 240 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 312 pages, 248 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only (short English intro)
  • Another great porcelain catalog from the Shibata Collection exhibited at the Kyushu Ceramic Museum starting in 1990. This catalog focuses on techniques and decorative methods used in the Edo period. The table of contents lists the dozens of techniques and methods used in both Japanese and English. There are 427 color photos in this thick catalog, brief English essay in back, list of works in both languages.

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Shibata-Collection-Part-7.jpg TITLE: Shibata Collection Part 7
$73.00
  • Published by Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 2001
  • 250 x 240 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 336 pages, 272 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only (short English intro)
  • An exhibition catalog of "The Shibata Collection VII- Arita Porcelains Produced in the 17th Century: The Essence of Arita Porcelain," which exhibits 575 sets (1,190 pieces) of Arita porcelain from the Edo period donated to the Kyushu Ceramic Museum by Mr. and Mrs. Shibata. The exhibition composes works from the birth of Arita porcelain in the beginning of the 17th century to those from the early 18th century when it reached maturity in the Edo period. Front and base of 574 sets are shown in color photos with English captions. Two greetings by the museum's Director Hideshima Tatsumi and Mr. and Mrs. Shibata are in Japanese and English. Two essays are in Japanese: "Early Arita Porcelain - The Alpha and Omega of Korean Production Techniques for Arita Porcelain" by Akihiko Shibata, and "The Fascination of the Shibata Collection and the Essence of Arita Porcelain" by Koji Ohashi. English summary of Mr. Shibata's essay is included, and the exhibit list is in Japanese and English.

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Shibata-Collection-Part-8.jpg TITLE: Shibata Collection Part 8
$73.00
  • Published by Kyushu CeramicMuseum, 2002
  • 250 X 240 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 336 pages, 582 photos (Color)
  • Language Japanese only (short English intro)
  • Subtitled "The Splendor of Ko-Imari," this catalog from the Kyushu Ceramic Museum looks at 1,594 works of Edo period Arita in 582 sets from the famed Shibata Collection. This is the last of the Shibata series exhibitions and was shown at the museum in 2002. Opening remarks, one essay, and list of works in English and Japanese; photo captions in Japanese only. Most of the works have the bases shown as well and there are two reference pages on Chinese pots.

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Shuhai-Tokkuri-100-Sake-Cups-Flasks-Best-Selection.jpg TITLE: Shuhai-Tokkuri 1000
Best Selection, Sake Cups and Flasks

$45.00
  • Published by Kodansha, 2003
  • 210 X 253 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 144 pages, 112 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Every classic style of ceramic shuki (sake vessels) is shown in this colorful book. Antique as well as works by modern-contemporary potters are shown. Shino, Karatsu, Oribe, Bizen, Imari, Korean and Chinese styles, among others, are all pictured. Various shuki essays -- one by Tsuji Seimei -- as well as features on Mingei kilns are also included. Biographies on modern-contemporay potters and a brief list of where to see shuki in Japan also included. All in all hundreds of shuki to feast one's eyes on.

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TITLE: Sobachoko Shuki 1000
$45.00
  • Published by Kodansha, 2001
  • 210 X 257 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 176 pages, 1000 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Sobachoko are small cups used in the past for dipping buckwheat noodles. They are extremely popular now for many uses including shuki or sake vessels. This book focuses on Ko-Imari sobachoko and is loaded with hundreds of color photos showing patterns, forms, signatures, and bases. Also included is a list of shops that specialize in sobachoko.

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TITLE: Togei Meihin Shusei #1 - Toki
$75.00
  • Published by Kodansha, 2003
  • 232 x 303 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 168 pages, 149 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • The first in a three-part series celebrating 50 years since the introduction of the Living National Treasure system. Volume One explores the worlds of nine past LNTs -- Arakawa Toyozo (Shino), Suzuki Osamu (Shino), Kaneshige Toyo (Bizen), Fujiwara Kei (Bizen), Yamamoto Toshu (Bizen), Fujiwara Yu (Bizen), Miwa Kyuwa (Hagi), Miwa Jusetsu (Hagi), and Nakazato Muan (Karatsu). About 17 pages devoted to each artist, with large color photos showing each at work as well as many examples of their masterpieces. An essay on each accompanies that, with notes about each work. The book finishes with an essay about the LNT system, a brief history of Japanese ceramics and the styles each artist worked in. A nice page on chawan and tea caddy shapes along with a glossary end the book.

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TITLE: Togei Meihin Shusei #2 - Toki
$75.00
  • Published by Kodansha , 2003
  • 232 X 303 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 176 pages, 154 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • The second in a three-part series celebrating 50 years since the introduction of the Living National Treasure system. Volume Two explores the worlds of Ishiguro Munemaru (Iron-glaze), Shimizu Uichi (Iron-glaze), Hamada Shoji (Mingei), Shimaoka Tatsuzo (Mingei-Jomon), Tamura Koichi (Iron-glaze picture), Kinjo Jiro (Ryukyu), Matsui Kosei (Neriage), Kato Takuo (sansai), Yamada Jozanlll (Tokoname, kyusu), Ito SekisuiV (Mumyoi), and Onta-yaki. About 17 pages are devoted to each artist and style, with large color photos showing each at work as well as many examples of works. A brief essay about each style concludes this fine book.

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TITLE: Togei Meihin Shusei #3 Jiki - Porcelain
$75.00
  • Published by Kodansha, 2004
  • 232 X 303 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 176 pages, 166 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This is the last book in a three-part series celebrating 50 years since the introduction of the Living National Treasure system. Volume three focuses on Jiki (porcelain) masters and looks at 11 Living National Treasures as well as two styles designated as important cultural properties. The group consists of Tomimoto Kenkichi, Kato Hajime, Fujimoto Yoshimichi, Imaizumi Imaemon XIII, Sakata Kakiemon XIV, Kondo Yuzo, Tsukamoto Kaiji, Inoue Manji, Miura Koheiji, Tokuda Yasokichi III, and Yoshita Minori. The two designated styles are Nigoshi-de (Kakiemon) and Nabeshima (Imaizumi). Like the first two books in this excellent series, each artist is given about 15 pages each with many color photos of works and of the artist. Various essays in back about styles and the LNT system, as well as a brief glossary.

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