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60 Titles as of Feb. 22, 2006

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Murata-Gen-2004-2.jpg TITLE: Murata Gen 2004
$45.00
  • Published by Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, 2004
  • 227 X 280 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 64 pages, 83 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great Mashiko potter Murata Gen, the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic held an exhibition of approximately 80 works by the artist. Born in 1904, Murata Gen strived to become a painter, yet upon seeing Living National Treasure Hamada Shoji's works at an exhibition in Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Murata was inspired to take up pottery and to pursue Mingei ideals. The catalog offers a thorough overview of his career, exhibiting his traditional Mashiko materials and his own original glazes; 64 pages, 83 color photos, opening essay, photo captions, list of works in Japanese and English, biography in Japanese only.

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Nakajima-Hiroshi-celadon-NV.jpg TITLE: Nakajima Hiroshi
Celadon Works by Nakajima Hiroshi

$710.00
  • Published by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, 1997
  • 323 X 372 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 236 pages, 100 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • This deluxe book opens with a photo of Nakajima at work and another of his kiln. Essays follow: An Art of Condensed Nature by Inui Yoshiaki; The Celadon of Nakajima Hiroshi by Hayashiya Seizo; Celadon and Nakajima Hiroshi by Hasebe Mitsuhiko; A Young Man's Ambition by Tanaka Yukito. One hundred works in large color photos. Another essay, The Delight of Creating by Nakajima, profile, list of works. In Japanese and English. Deluxe book case and embossed cover.

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Oct-2005-1-Matsui-Kosei-Living-National-Treasure.jpg TITLE: Neriage Harikou - The Works of Matsui Kosei, Living National Treasure
$135.00
  • Published by Kodansha, 2005
  • 234 x 308 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 208 pages, 193 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • First half carries 193 full color photos of Neriage works by Matsui Kosei. These works are called Suiji (jade porcelain) and Hariko (crystal brilliancy, as if polished by diamonds), and were created by Matsui in 1990 in the last years of his career. Second half describes the styles of Matsui's creations by chronological order, along with exhibitions in black and white. In Japanese only.

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TITLE: Ohmichi Masao: My Zoology of Ceramic Sculpture
$45.00
  • Author Omichi Masao
  • Published by Coherence, 2005
  • 240 mm X 210 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 116 pages, 44 photos (B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Ceramist Ohmichi Masao has created from clay a multitude of endearing animals, which he calls his �gbuddies for life.�h This volume contains 44 works, including scenes from his atelier, calligraphy, and sketches in black and white photography. It is like taking a glimpse at the artist's daily life, as he amuses himself with clay animals. In Japanese only.

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oni-shino-august.jpg TITLE: Oni Shino
$165.00
  • Author Tsukigata Nahiko
  • Published by Togeisha, 1974
  • 219 X 312 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 240 pages, 143 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • Tsukigata Nahiko is a master Shino potter who has created his own style of Shino, which he terms Oni Shino; oni means devil. He explains why in the essay he wrote in the back of the book, it's in Japanese and English. One hundred and fourteen color photos of works and 23 in B/W. Includes a fold out map of modern kilns at the time of the book's publication (in Japanese only), captions in Japanese only, yet the list of works in the back is in both languages, with a cloth slip case.

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TITLE: Raku Kichizaemon XV, 1999 Autumn - 2005 Spring
$48.00
  • Published by Musee Tomo, 2005
  • 222 X 272mm
  • Soft cover
  • 110 pages, 36 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese (some English)
  • The Raku family has continued to make Raku style pottery for over 400 years. The current head of the family, Raku Kichizaemon XV, creates Raku works highly sculptural in form, along with glazing techniques that resemble abstract painting. Carries 36 works of Black Raku tea bowls made from 1999 autumn to 2005 spring. Catalogue published by Kikuchi Tomo Museum in 110 color pages. In Japanese only.

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TITLE: Rosanjin
The World of Rosanjin

$33.00
  • Published by Shinchosha, 1989
  • 168 x 217 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 120 pages, 68 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This book features the art of famed potter/cook/calligrapher Kitaoji Rosanjin, compiled from a series devoted to Rosanjin within the pages of magazine Geijutsu Shincho. With colored photography of works predominantly featuring ceramics, along with paintings, calligraphy, and carving. Unique in that this book incorporates the art of Rosanjin within a contemporary lifestyle, along with black and white photographs of Rosanjin's daily life as well as photos depitcting his life history. Although compact, this book fully details the charisma and charm of Rosanjin. In Japanese only.

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TITLE: Rosanjin Kitaoji Exhibition Catalogue
$40.00
  • Published by Paramita Museum, 2005
  • 227 x 300 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 70 pages, 70 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • After becoming a master calligrapher, Rosanjin was involved in a gourmet restaurant in Tokyo. He had a deep love for food and vessels, and he cherished classic medieval ceramics as they were ideal vessels for the artistic cuisine he created. Rosanjin made many sublime vessels of clay in his lifetime. This book carries 70 of his works, including 11 calligraphies. This exhibition catalogue, for an exhibit held at the Paramita Museum in Mie Prefecture, presents the beauty of Rosanjin's world. In Japanese only.

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