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Tomoyuki Hoshino Shows Off Anxious Contemporary Ceramics

Tomoyuki Hoshino is no stranger to art exhibitions, but the new show that runs from January 28 until February 11, 2016 at the Mizen Fine Art gallery is something new in its own right. The artist has chosen “Anxious” as the theme for the exhibition, which is an interesting choice considering the fact that […]

Putting together Inauemon Pieces

Those who have been following the Paris Yakimono Gallery for some time now have noticed the recent emphasis on Tamba pieces. There are the Noborigama and Anagama exhibitions, and the entire Inauemon Tamba Yaki exhibition runs through May 18.

This is giving people an incredible opportunity to see tamba in a way that they haven’t […]

Takatori Yaki has a History that Stretches far Back

Onimaru Hekizan is a prominent takatori yaki artist that deserves a great deal of attention these days. Takatori yaki tea sets by Onimaru Hekizan are part of the collections of Zen Buddhist temples in Japan. For instance, the Silver Ginkaku-ji and Daitoku-ji temples in Kyoto hold pieces from Onimaru-sensei’s work in their collections.

Therefore, the […]

Yakimono Gallery Hosts Naoki Maeda’s Urushi and Ceramic Blend

Members of the Yakimono Paris Tokyo Gallery have again decided to host a major player in the field of Japanese art. Naoki Maeda is a unique artist that combines aspects of both urushi art with traditional Japanese yakimono art. Generally these two fields are considered somewhat separate, but Maeda-sensei is an unconventional artist to […]

Yakimono Paris Tokyo Gallery Hosts Kintsugi Exposition

The Gallery Yakimono Paris Tokyo is hosting a show on an art that is still quite yet unknown in France. Kintsugi, which literally translates to golden joint, is an art that focuses on the repair of existing ceramics. The name references the fact that it involves a lacquer technique that features the actual use […]

Ayumi Gallery Set to Have Huge Yakimono Exhibit

The Tetsuo Watanuki Exhibition at the Ayumi Gallery will start on the last day of January 2014. While it might seem like it’s a little early to start thinking about things like that, this exhibition is going to be very large. It will feature eighty different examples of delicate ceramics made by firing in […]

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Tokkuri Sake Flasks are Part of a Unique Yakimono Culture

The term tokkuri refers to the server that comes with a sake set. More often than not a tokkuri has a bulbous body that forms a tapered narrow neck as one’s eye moves up from the center of the object. Nevertheless, they come in a variety of different shapes.

Heated sake is generally warmed by […]

Namikawa and Kyoto Yakimono Vessels Fetch Large Prices at Christie’s

The Namikawa Workshop is renowned for its unique pieces, and that might be why a certain yakimono vessel went for so much when it was auctioned at Christie’s in May 2013. A certain Namikawa cloisonne vase with its cover was estimated to sell for somewhere around £1,000 – £1,200. Nevertheless, when all was said […]

Christie’s Cloisonne Yakimono Pieces were stars of the Japanese Aesthetic Showing

Christie’s auction of products related to what they termed the Japanese Aesthetic picked up a great deal of attention in the world of fine art. What really sets these pieces apart from most other yakimono designs that collectors of Japanese art would come across is their prominent use of cloisonne techniques. Cloisonne refers to […]

Sotheby’s is Starting to Really Attract Imari Yakimono Collectors

Those following Sotheby’s myriad art auctions might have noticed when a certain imari yakimono vase was sold in September 2012. The piece was from the early 18th century, and sold for £3,250 when you factor in the buyer’s premium. Collectors noticed several interesting details about this particular item.

The domed cover is certainly exquisite. Astute […]