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TITLE: Rosanjin Kitaoji no Shokki -- The Food Vessels of Kitaoji Rosanjin
$65.00
  • Author Kazuya Kuroda
  • Published by Kogeishuppan 1990
  • 187 x 264 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 200 pages, 260 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • A fine monograph written by Rosanjin-expert Kuroda Kazuya, also known as Toto-an. Toto-an is an art name used to authenticate Rosanjin's works and is the name used by Kuroda to sign boxes. This book features photos in color and B&W of hundreds of Rosanjin's famous shokki, including plates, platters, bowls, sake utensils, soy sauce pourers, teacups, and chopstick rests. All of these are in a variety of styles including Shino, Oribe, porcelain, Bizen, and Iga among others. Short descriptions accompany each work. A detailed essay is in the back, as is a biography.

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ryoji-koie-oribe-august.jpg TITLE: Ryoji Koie - Oribe Works
$55.00
  • Published by Yamaki Art Gallery, 2001
  • 305 X 207 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 88 pages, 40 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only (short English intro)
  • This book focuses on the works of Koie Ryoji, especially his take on Oribe wares. Titled ORIBE, it was published to celebrate Koie's being awarded the Gifu Prefecture Oribe award. There are essays in Japanese and English (mostly Japanese) and works (135), all in color. Captions, list of works, biography in Japanese only, six B&W photos from a workshop at Peter Callas' studio, signed by Koie.

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TITLE: Sakaida Kakiemon XIV Exhibition
$52.00
  • Published by Asahi Shimbunsha, 2002
  • 212�~297mm
  • Soft cover
  • 172 pages, 97 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • A comprehensive catalog on the life and work of Living National Treasure Saikaida Kakiemon XIV from an exhibition celebrating his LNT designation. The exhibition toured five locations and was divided into four sections; The birth of overglaze enamel porcelain, The birth of Kakiemon, The works of Sakaida Masashi (1966-1982) and The works of Sakaida Kakiemon (1982-); overall 97 color photos of actual pieces, as well as many life shots of Sakaida, his family, kiln and workshop. A B&W photo section highlights works Sakaida submitted to juried exhibitions throughout the years; detailed essays, biography of Kakiemon XIV, history of Kakiemon kiln, and list of works also included.

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Shin-Fujihira-Chato-ni-Asobu.jpg TITLE: Shin Fujihira - Chato ni Asobu (Playing with Tea Utensils)
$45.00
  • Published by Chado Shiryokan, 1993
  • 210 x 297 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 96 pages, 109 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • A wonderful look into the whimsical world of Kyoto's Shin Fujihira. Fujihira makes some of the most interesting ceramic works, including all the utensils found in a Way of Tea Gathering, as well as ink stones. His chawan are lively in form and with his beautiful red (shinsha) or blue (gosu) glazes. A total of 109 works are shown, including examples of his calligraphy and drawings.

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TITLE: Shiro Otani, Toh Vol. 68
$48.00
  • Published by Kyotoshoin, 1993
  • 232 x 310 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 48 pages, 20 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • Part of the one hundred book TOH series focusing on individual studio potters, this is Volume 68 which highlights the works of internationally renowned Shigaraki potter Otani Shiro. Works shown are separated into Flame Color, Porcelain Natural Glazed, Raku, and Natural Ash Glazed sections; all in all 20 works shown in color photos, some B&W photos also included.

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TITLE: Shiro Tsujimura
Toh Vol. 40

$48.00
  • Published by Kyotoshoin, 1992
  • 232 x 310 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 48 pages, 40 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • Part of a one-hundred-book series focusing on individual studio potters, this is volume forty, which highlights works from the multi-talented Shiro Tsujimura. Opening essay, profile, captions, biography and list of works in Japanese and English. Highlights works in Iga, Shigaraki, Shino, Kohiki, Karatsu, and Hikidashi-guro. All color photos of mostly wares used in a Way of Tea gathering, plus some photos of fabulous large jars.

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TITLE: Sueharu Fukami, Toh Vol. 81
$48.00
  • Published by Kyotoshoin, 1993
  • 232 x 310 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 48 pages, 26 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • Part of a 100-book series entitled "The Best Selections of Contemporary Ceramics in Japan," Volume 81 focuses on the work of Fukami Sueharu. Fukami, born in Kyoto to a kiln that produced porcelain, creates a new style of expression within the realm of tradition, and the sharp edges in his bluish-white porcelain is his trademark. This book features 26 works (in color photographs), a list of works, and an artist profile/history. In Japanese, with English translations.

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Shino-Suzuki-Osamu-Exhibit-Nihon-Keizai-Shimbun.jpg TITLE: Suzuki Osamu Exhibition - Shino
$52.00
  • Published by Nihon Keizai Shimbunsha, 2001
  • 226 X 298 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 152 pages, 142 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This is an exhibition catalog from Shino Living National Treasure Suzuki Osamu. The exhibition toured five cities in 2001 and featured works from Suzuki's career dating from 1963 up to 2000. One hundred and forty-two works including chawan and other tea utensils, tableware and sake vessels, mostly in Shino style, but with a few other styles shown too. Essays, interview with Hayashiya Seizo, list of works, and biography included.

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