Sakura pink series by Mr. Nobuaki Honda 本田伸明

Mr. Nobuaki Honda (本田伸明) is a potter from Okinawa prefecture of Japan and his blue silhouette series have been popular at my store. He recently introduced the new Sakura Pink series. When sakura is painted, it is often colored with bright pink, but Someiyoshino (染井吉野) sakura tree, which is the most popular type of sakura in Japan,…

New arrival of Iwamiyaki pottery from Shimane prefecture 雪舟窯

It’s been a while since I posted my last article and it is already autumn in Japan! There is a famous street in this Aoyama area called Ginkgo tree street (神宮外苑いちょう並木), which is about 1 minute walk from my store, and this street is famous for beautiful autumn color from late November till early December. The…

Beautiful pottery of Mr. Kouichi Mizuno 水野幸一さんの陶器

There are numerous number of potters and ceramic artists in Japan, and some of them are internationally renowned craftsmen. My work is to find those craftsmen who have not yet been internationally remarked and introduce them to the rest of the world. So many craftsmen in Japan end their lives without being recognized internationally, although their…

New arrivals of Mr. Ryosuke Ando pottery

It has been getting hot lately in Tokyo of around 30 degree C. It is almost like Summer, but rainy season starts pretty soon, which lasts for about a month until Mid July followed by real hot Summer soon after. Summer in Japan is, as you may now, very hot with high humidity of around…

Spirited young talented ceramic artist, Ms. Tomoko Takahashi

Ms. Tomoko Takahashi (高橋朋子)was born in Hokkaido, where is an island in the northernmost part of Japan and then she later graduated from a University in the southernmost part of Japan called Okinawa. She now lives in Chiba, which is only about an hour train journey from Tokyo. Her ceramic style has constantly been changing…

Koishiwara pottery from Fukuoka prefecture by Mr. Hidemi Hayakawa

Fukuoka prefecture is located in Kyushu island, where is south of mainland of Japan. It is  about 1 hour and 30 minutes flight from Tokyo to visit there. Kyushu island itself is very interesting place with lots of areas to visit and they also have their own unique cultures with interesting food etc. You will need at…

Stunningly beautiful silver coated potteries by Mr. Ryosuke Ando.

They look like carved wooden plates, but they are actually pottery with silver coated on the surfaces. Mr. Ryosuke Ando was born in 1980 and is from Aichi prefecture Japan. His works are meticulously designed, so that they are almost like art pieces, but they can, of course, be used as plates. These round plates…

Inlaid porcelain large plate by Mr. Shinya Taniguchi

Mr. Taniguchi was born in Kyoto, where his family has been a potter for many years. The area has been know for a traditional pottery called Kiyomizu yaki, where is famous for the old temple called Kiyomizu dera (Kiyomizu temple). Kiyomizu yaki is characterized by hand painted traditional design and they often produce tea ceremony…