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TITLE: Togei Meihin Shusei #3 Jiki - Porcelain
  • 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.


TITLE: Yakimono Tambo Exhibition 2000
  • Published by NHK Promotions, 2000
  • 225 X 285 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 96 pages, 107 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Yakimono Tambo was an NHK TV produced series on contemporary Japanese potters. Each year the program ran, NHK would sponsor an exhibition of potters featured that year. Here is the exhibition catalog from winter 2004 and highlights 107 works by 27 artists. The catalog starts off with one main work selected by each artist, and then each artist gets a two-page spread. In this section three works are shown with a brief essay and biography. Also included are opening essays, a map of Japan showing where each potters works, and a list of works. Highlights in this catalog are works by Koike Shoko, Yoshikawa Masamichi, Fukami Sueharu, Isezaki Mitsuru, Kaneshige Kosuke, Kaneta Masanao, and Nakazato Takeshi; for a complete list of potters, please email us.


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