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60 Titles as of Feb. 22, 2006

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Art-of-Kamoda-Shoji.jpg TITLE: Kamoda Shoji
The Art of Kamoda Shoji

$395.00
  • Published by Sekaibunkasha, 1994
  • 272 x 358 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 198 pages, 312 color photos
  • Language Japanese only
  • A large book focusing on the genius of the late Kamoda Shoji (1933-1982). Kamoda was one of the most influential potters of the 20th century, although his work is relatively unknown in the west. In Japan his work is treasured. The book is divided into three sections: Kyoto-Hitachi-Mashiko, 1952-1969; Tono 1970-1982; Tea-Sake-Table-Boxed Vessels. All 312 works in color photos. Biography with many B&W life photos, bibliography and a list of works, in Japanese only, in slip case.

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Aug-1-Works-Shoji-Kamoda1.jpg TITLE: Works of Kamoda Shoji
$180.00
  • Published by Kodansha, 2005
  • 230 x 350 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 344 pages, 713 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese(some English)
  • Complete book featuring nearly all signature works by the legendary Kamoda, including not only his masterpieces but also his vessels for sake, tea or other ceramics for daily usage. More than 600 works, with four color pictures compiled through each of his epochs in Kyoto, Hitachi, Mashiko and Toono, spanning the 20 years of his ceramic career.

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July-2005-1-Ceramics-for-Tea-Ceremony-by-KATO-Takuo.jpg TITLE: Kato Takuo, Exhibition Catalogue
Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony

$56.00
  • Published by Keio Hyakkaten Bijutsu Gallery, 2003
  • 255 mm X 247 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 130 pages, 188 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Kato Takuo was appointed a Living National Treasure for his technical achievements in the restoration of medieval blue glaze, the luster glaze of ancient Persian ceramics, and the reproduction of three-color glazed Sansai ceramics found in the Shosoin Imperial Repository. In Japanese only.

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Kato-Tokuro-2003.jpg TITLE: Kato Tokuro
$35.00
  • Published by Paramita Museum, 2003
  • 227 X 300 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 74 pages, 40 photos (Color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • A Kato Tokuro retrospective exhibition catalog from the Paramita Museum shows Kato's masterpiece chawan in Shino, Setoguro, Ki-Seto, and Kuro-Oribe as well as Oribe works, 40 color photos in all, brief biography included.

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Kawai-Kanjiro-no-Uchu.jpg TITLE: Kawai Kanjiro no Uchu (Kawai Kanjiro's Universe)
$30.00
  • Published by Kodansha, 1998
  • 150 X 210 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 136 pages, 121 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • A glossy paperback book showing the life and works of Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966). It covers all phases of his career with over 100 color photos of works including woodwork, pipes, and calligraphy. Detailed essays on his life and a section of his sayings is included, along with many B&W photos of his life. Also includes a biography and a brief list of museums where Kawai's work can be viewed in Japan.

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Kawai-Kanjiro-Kawakatsu-Collection-National-Museum-Modern-Art-A2.jpg TITLE: Kawai Kanjiro: The Kawakatsu Collection in The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
$56.00
  • Published by Toho Shuppan, 2005
  • 187 x 263 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 292 pages, 425 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese (some English )
  • Born from the deep friendship between Kawakatsu Kenichi and the famed potter Kawai Kanjiro, the Kawakatsu Collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (MOMAK) is filled with fine works made by Kawai specifically for the Collection, along with works personally chosen by Kawai. From ceramic art first inspired by Chinese and Korean ceramic traditions, or works inspired by his early associations with the Mingei Movement, along with works that are purely sculptural in form, this book contains over 425 color photographs of the vast variety of works created by this great ceramicist. It is an invaluable resource for fans of Kanjiro's work. In Japanese, with English work titles.

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TITLE: Kawakita Handeishi's Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony: 30th Anniversary Exhibition Catalogue of Sekisui Museum
$30.00
  • Published by Sekisui Museum, 2005
  • 210 mm X 297mm
  • Soft cover
  • 48 pages, 75 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Kawakita Handeishi started ceramics, one of his hobbies, at the age of almost 60. His sublime tea bowls are a reflection of a spiritual aesthetic within the tea ceremony. Kawakita himself was fully learned in the way of tea through his efforts and study of arts. Carries 63 ceramics, four bamboo wares, and eight calligraphic and painting works. Catalogue published for 30th anniversary of Sekisui Museum. In Japanese only.

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TITLE: Kobayashi Togo: Mumblings of an Earthworm
$52.00
  • Author Togo Kobayashi
  • Published by Ribunshuppan, 2002
  • 180 x 248 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 184 pages, 49 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Kobayashi Togo is a potter who is well versed in Chinese poems, calligraphy, seal engraving and oriental philosophy. Separating himself from other potters, Kobayashi strives for extremely high ideals in his pottery. This book carries 14 works, mainly tea bowls with some examples of seal engraving, as well as 35 items gathered by Kobayashi. Also carries short essays and significant phrases representative of his inner world. In Japanese only.

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