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Japanese Oni Hagi Tea bowl of famous Potter Deishi Shibuya                       560 $   sold already


This work is a work of famous ceramist Deishi Shibuya of Hagi ware.

It is a Oni-Hagi Hiissen Chawan. Hiissen is Japanese and is a meaning referred to as "Washing a brush."

Since form resembles the container from which a brush is washed, it came to be refered to as Hiissen Chawan. The Hagi ware clay with which three kinds of grounds were mixed is used for the clay of this work (Daido, Mishima, Mitake).

The clay which blended rough sand is called Oni-Hagi. The motif of Deishi's work is old huge cherry tree "Usuzumi Sakura" specified as the natural treasure in Gifu Prefecture. The glaze currently used for this work is straw-ashes glaze, and is the original blend glaze which Deishi studied for 30 years and was made.

Since living national treasure 10th Kyusetsu Miwa (Kyuwa) and Deishi had exchanged experience, Deishi's glaze is also like Kyusetsu white glaze and the glaze which is uncomparerable and very alike.


Hagi ware has the characteristic called "7 change of Hagi ware." The scene which is different the more the more it also uses this Teabowl for a long time will be shown.

This work is a powdered-green-tea teabowl with many features, such as form, glaze, and kodai (foot). Deishi's mark is sealed on the work bottom. The guide written about signature wooden storage boxes, a seal cloth, Hagi ware, and Deishi's ceramic art history is attached to this work.

This work (new article) is in very good condition without a crack and a chip.


Awards and Prizes

- Hagi artist associate member.

- The Hagi art exhibition, 5 times winning a contest.

- The Yamaguchi art exhibition, 3 times winning a contest.

- Kyushu, Yamaguchi pottery exhibition, winning a contest.

- Japanese present age technical exhibition, Chugoku district, 3 times winning a contest.

- The 18th present-age applied-fine-arts exhibition, winning a contest.

- 1984 International art culture prize, an award.

- He was inaugurated as the Hagi traditional-handicrafts association president in 1990.





Japanese SHIGARAKI pottery tea bowl by great Rakusai Takahashi with box            sold already

SIZE : Width 5.1'' , Length 4.6'', Height 3.1'', Weight 290 g + Signed box 290 g

This is a tea bowl of Japanese SHIGARAKI pottery ware. This was made about 30 years ago. SHIGARAKI is the pottery of Shiga Prefecture in Japan.
It is chosen as one of the oldest 6 potterys in Japan. Shigaraki, Bizen, Iga etc are very popular as pottery of Japanese WABI-SABI.
This amazing tea bowl has a very good natural glaze. It presents a lovely sense of view, touch and hold in the hands. It is appropriate SHIGARAKI.
The potter's name is  Rakusai Takahashi 4th. (1925-living). His seal is upon the bowl.

He is a potter who has got very high evaluation. His name has been inherited from generation to generation. He inherited skill and a name from the father of the 3rd. generation.

He is very very famous potter in Japan. The original wood box is part of our offer.



                                                           Pair of Aka Raku Shimadai Bowls by great Waraku Kawasaki                      sold




We can present you a pair of gold and silver leaf raku Shimadai Chawans by first class potter Waraku Kawasaki.

They have been made in 1975.

Shimadai Chawans (always a small and a large one for men and women) are very auspicious in the Japanese Culture.

It is used especially for a New Year's day or other auspicious days.

Both bowls have a very impressing glaze and will be sold with the original Woodbox with sign and seal of Waraku Kawasaki. He is a very famous potter in Japan.

Do not hesitate to compare these bowls with other Shimadai Chawans on the antique market. We are sure to have the most impressing ones.




Aka Raku tea bowl by famous Waraku Kawasaki            SOLD


This is another tea bowl we offer from famous Waraku Kawasaki.

It is a red Raku Chawan with a gentle charisma and tasteful hand painting of a plum tree.

The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom.

Waraku kiln has been producing raku wares in Kyoto since the end of Edo era. Kawasaki Waraku, born in 1936, is the 7th generation of Waraku potters.

No chips, no cracks only a small glaze-peeled spot on the rim. Refer to the last picture to check it.

Size: Dia. max. 4.5"(11.5cm) x 3.1"(7.8cm)

The term of "Raku" was derived from the site where clay was dug in Kyoto in the late 16th century and is found in Kanji character meaning "enjoyment" or "ease." For 15 generations it has been the title and seal used by a lineage of potters whose work formed the central tradition in Japan. This lineage believes that 'Raku' refers to the potters who use the technique, not the technique itself. In 16th century, the first of these potters, Chojiro is said to have come under the patronage of the Japanese tea master , Sen-No-Rikyu.

According to legend, in 1598, the ruler, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, after Chojiro's death in 1592, bestowed upon his adopted son, Jokei, a golden seal with the written symbol "raku."

Both the name and the ceramic style have been passed down through the family to the present. After the publication of a manual in the 18th century, raku ware was also made by numerous workshops in and around Kyoto: by amateur potter tea practitioners and by professional and amateur potters around Japan. Raku ware marked an important point in the historical development of Japanese ceramics, as it is the first ware to use a seal mark and the first to focus on close collaboration between potter and patron. Other famous Japanese clay artists of this period include Donyu (1574-1656), Hon-Ami Koetsu (1556-1637) and Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743).

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