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Kazari: Beyond Decoration

The Winter Show 2022...in spring!

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Kazari: Beyond Decoration

THE WINTER SHOW 2022…in spring!
NEW DATES: April 1-10, 2022
NEW VENUE: 660 Madison Avenue
(formerly Barneys New York department store)
Joan B Mirviss LTD at BOOTH 1-16 on MAIN FLOOR

To adorn or decorate tastefully can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. The Japanese term kazari refers to such ornamentation that ranges from funky, to cool, to surprising, to utterly splendid. But going further, it describes the sensation when, gazing upon such intentional decoration, one is pulled out of the mundane into the transcendent. Our spring exhibition presents this concept of traditional Japanese aesthetics realized in a multitude of patterns, surface treatments, designs and colors in prints, paintings, and ceramics to showcase the Japanese emphasis on the deeper meaning and appreciation of what is often regarded as "mere" decoration.

KAZARI: Beyond Decoration will be presented at The Winter Show 2022, now taking place in spring, and at an exciting new venue at 660 Madison Avenue (60/61 Sts). 

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Kazari: Beyond Decoration
WADA MORIHIRO (1944-2008), Fluttering-banners patterned incense burner 
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
WADA MORIHIRO (1944-2008), Fluttering-banners patterned incense burner 

WADA MORIHIRO (1944-2008)

Fluttering-banners patterned incense burner 

ca. 1995

Slip glazed stoneware 

7 3/8 x 5 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. 

INV# 12281

SOLD

WADA MORIHIRO (1944-2008), Slip-glazed “wind-and-grass”-patterned, sand-treated rectangular vessel with angled foot and mouth and glazed interior
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
WADA MORIHIRO (1944-2008), Slip-glazed “wind-and-grass”-patterned, sand-treated rectangular vessel with angled foot and mouth and glazed interior

WADA MORIHIRO (1944-2008)

Slip-glazed “wind-and-grass”-patterned, sand-treated rectangular vessel with angled foot and mouth and glazed interior

1982

Slip-glazed stoneware

10 1/4 x 10 3/8 x 6 3/4 in.

INV# 11127

SOLD

SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978), Biomorphic sculpture decorated with abstract patterning in pink, red, and black
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978), Biomorphic sculpture decorated with abstract patterning in pink, red, and black

SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978)

Biomorphic sculpture decorated with abstract patterning in pink, red, and black

2021

Glazed stoneware

16 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 12 3/4 in.

INV# 12197

SOLD

SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978), Biomorphic sculpture decorated with abstract patterning in pale blue and black
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978), Biomorphic sculpture decorated with abstract patterning in pale blue and black

SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978)

Biomorphic sculpture decorated with abstract patterning in pale blue and black

2021

Glazed stoneware

16 1/2 x 11 x 13 in.

INV# 12196

SOLD

UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864), Woman playing the shamisen is juxtaposed against a background of jōruri libretti from the series, Jōruri zukushi; A Collection of Jōruri Libretti
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864), Woman playing the shamisen is juxtaposed against a background of jōruri libretti from the series, Jōruri zukushi; A Collection of Jōruri Libretti

UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864)

Woman playing the shamisen is juxtaposed against a background of jōruri libretti from the series, Jōruri zukushi; A Collection of Jōruri Libretti

ca. 1831

Ōban tate-e

INV# 11217

SOLD

SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978), Pentagonal twisting vessel with pleated sides, decorated with abstract and linear patterning 
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978), Pentagonal twisting vessel with pleated sides, decorated with abstract and linear patterning 

SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978)

Pentagonal twisting vessel with pleated sides, decorated with abstract and linear patterning 

2021

Slip-glazed stoneware

14 3/8 x 10 1/4 x 10 3/8 in.

INV# 12195

SOLD

YAMADA HIKARU (1923-2001), White-glazed columnar vase with linear black designs 
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
YAMADA HIKARU (1923-2001), White-glazed columnar vase with linear black designs 

YAMADA HIKARU (1923-2001)

White-glazed columnar vase with linear black designs 

ca. 1975

Glazed stoneware

9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.  

INV# 12136

$ 6,750

Inquire
TAKIGUCHI KAZUO (b.1953), Rounded bulbous neriage (marbleized) vessel with irregular jagged mouth
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
TAKIGUCHI KAZUO (b.1953), Rounded bulbous neriage (marbleized) vessel with irregular jagged mouth

TAKIGUCHI KAZUO (b.1953)

Rounded bulbous neriage (marbleized) vessel with irregular jagged mouth

2021

Marbleized stoneware

13 3/8 x 17 3/8 x 14 5/8 in.

INV# 12208

SOLD

TAKIGUCHI KAZUO (b.1953), Biomorphic bowl-like sculpture in neriage (marbleized) clay and ladle-poured glaze
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
TAKIGUCHI KAZUO (b.1953), Biomorphic bowl-like sculpture in neriage (marbleized) clay and ladle-poured glaze

TAKIGUCHI KAZUO (b.1953)

Biomorphic bowl-like sculpture in neriage (marbleized) clay and ladle-poured glaze

2021

Marbleized stoneware

7 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.

INV# 12209

$ 2,950

Inquire
HAMANAKA GESSON (b. 1943), White and gray shino-glazed irregular plate 2011 
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
HAMANAKA GESSON (b. 1943), White and gray shino-glazed irregular plate 2011 

HAMANAKA GESSON (b. 1943)

White and gray shino-glazed irregular plate 2011 

Glazed stoneware 

2 7/8 x 10 7/8 x 10 3/4 in. 

INV# 12235

$ 2,250

Inquire
KŌNDŌ YŪZŌ (1902-1985), Porcelain ovoid vase with thistle decoration 
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
KŌNDŌ YŪZŌ (1902-1985), Porcelain ovoid vase with thistle decoration 

KŌNDŌ YŪZŌ (1902-1985)

Porcelain ovoid vase with thistle decoration 

ca. 1930

Glazed porcelain

8 1/2 x 7 1/8 in. 

INV# 12279

$ 16,000

Inquire
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), Musashi Koganei from the series, Fuji sanjū rokkei; The Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), Musashi Koganei from the series, Fuji sanjū rokkei; The Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

Musashi Koganei from the series, Fuji sanjū rokkei; The Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

4th month; 1858 

Ōban tate-e

INV# 12104

$ 8,750

Inquire
USUI KAZUNARI (b.1954), Flattened tall gourd-shaped vase with beige striped patterning
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
USUI KAZUNARI (b.1954), Flattened tall gourd-shaped vase with beige striped patterning

USUI KAZUNARI (b.1954)

Flattened tall gourd-shaped vase with beige striped patterning

2002 

Glazed stoneware 

17 x 9 x 6 in. 

INV# 12120

SOLD

AZUMA KAORI (b.1972), White slip-glazed, circular covered box with incised shell patterning. Titled Shell
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
AZUMA KAORI (b.1972), White slip-glazed, circular covered box with incised shell patterning. Titled Shell

AZUMA KAORI (b.1972)

White slip-glazed, circular covered box with incised shell patterning. Titled Shell

2017

Glazed stoneware with white slip

11 3/4 x 6 in.

INV# 12087

$ 4,850

Inquire
MAEDA MASAHIRO (b.1948), Polychrome-enamel futamono (covered vessel) with cross-hatched patterning
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
MAEDA MASAHIRO (b.1948), Polychrome-enamel futamono (covered vessel) with cross-hatched patterning

MAEDA MASAHIRO (b.1948)

Polychrome-enamel futamono (covered vessel) with cross-hatched patterning

and matching ceramic cover    

2021

Glazed porcelain 

4 5/8 x 5 in.

INV# 12188

SOLD

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), Yoroi Ferry, Koami-chō from the series, Meisho Edo Hyakkei; 100 Famous Views of Edo
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), Yoroi Ferry, Koami-chō from the series, Meisho Edo Hyakkei; 100 Famous Views of Edo

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

Yoroi Ferry, Koami-chō from the series, Meisho Edo Hyakkei; 100 Famous Views of Edo

1857, 10th

Ōban tate-e

INV# 10799

$ 9,500

Inquire
SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964), Gradated green-glazed flattened ovoid vessel
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964), Gradated green-glazed flattened ovoid vessel

SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964)

Gradated green-glazed flattened ovoid vessel

2018

Glazed stoneware

11 3/4 x 13 x 9 7/8 in.

INV# 12206

$ 11,000

Inquire
AJIKI HIRO (b.1948), Slightly flattened, oblong faceted teabowl with checker-board pattern
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
AJIKI HIRO (b.1948), Slightly flattened, oblong faceted teabowl with checker-board pattern

AJIKI HIRO (b.1948)

Slightly flattened, oblong faceted teabowl with checker-board pattern

2021

Salt-glazed stoneware (Enyū) with gold and silver

4 x 5 3/4 in.   

INV# 12211

SOLD

AJIKI HIRO (b.1948), Octagonal faceted teabowl with checker-board pattern
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
AJIKI HIRO (b.1948), Octagonal faceted teabowl with checker-board pattern

AJIKI HIRO (b.1948)

Octagonal faceted teabowl with checker-board pattern

2021

Salt-glazed stoneware (Enyū) with gold and silver

4 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.   

INV# 12210

$ 4,500

Inquire
OGATA KAMIO (b.1949), Rectangular plate with marbleized layers of gradated white, teal, and gray clays
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
OGATA KAMIO (b.1949), Rectangular plate with marbleized layers of gradated white, teal, and gray clays

OGATA KAMIO (b.1949)

Rectangular plate with marbleized layers of gradated white, teal, and gray clays

2006

Marbleized stoneware  

1 1/2 x 23 x 11 1/4 in.

INV# 12124

SOLD

OGATA KAMIO (b.1949), Large fluted vessel of marbleized colored clay in gradations of white, teal, and charcoal gray
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
OGATA KAMIO (b.1949), Large fluted vessel of marbleized colored clay in gradations of white, teal, and charcoal gray

OGATA KAMIO (b.1949)

Large fluted vessel of marbleized colored clay in gradations of white, teal, and charcoal gray

2006

Marbleized stoneware

12 3/4 x 11 x 11 1/2 in. 

INV# 11848

SOLD

KIKUGAWA EIZAN (1787-1867), Chōfu Tamagawa from the series, Mu Tamagawa no uchi; Six Jeweled Rivers
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
KIKUGAWA EIZAN (1787-1867), Chōfu Tamagawa from the series, Mu Tamagawa no uchi; Six Jeweled Rivers

KIKUGAWA EIZAN (1787-1867)

Chōfu Tamagawa from the series, Mu Tamagawa no uchi; Six Jeweled Rivers

ca. 1810

Oban tate-e

INV# 12115

$ 8,500

Inquire
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
KAWAI KANJIRŌ (1890-1966), Flattened vessel with decorated red, green, 
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
KAWAI KANJIRŌ (1890-1966), Flattened vessel with decorated red, green, 

KAWAI KANJIRŌ (1890-1966)

Flattened vessel with decorated red, green, 

and black iron-oxide spalshed glazes on a Shigaraki body

ca. 1960

Glazed stoneware

9 1/8x 8 7/8 x 4 5/8 in.

INV# 12186

SOLD

KAWASE HASUI (1883-1957), Sanno no ame(ugo); After the Rain at Sannō
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
KAWASE HASUI (1883-1957), Sanno no ame(ugo); After the Rain at Sannō

KAWASE HASUI (1883-1957)

Sanno no ame(ugo); After the Rain at Sannō

1938

Ōban tate-e

INV# 11140

SOLD

AJIKI HIRO (b.1948) , Octagonal faceted polychrome salt-glazed teabowl
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
AJIKI HIRO (b.1948) , Octagonal faceted polychrome salt-glazed teabowl

AJIKI HIRO (b.1948) 

Octagonal faceted polychrome salt-glazed teabowl

2021

Salt-glazed stoneware (Enyū)

4 3/8 x 4 3/4 in.

INV# 12212

$ 3,950

Inquire
TOKUSAWA MITSUNORI (b.1975), Open conical, carved teabowl with ladle-poured Chōsen Karatsu glazes
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
TOKUSAWA MITSUNORI (b.1975), Open conical, carved teabowl with ladle-poured Chōsen Karatsu glazes

TOKUSAWA MITSUNORI (b.1975)

Open conical, carved teabowl with ladle-poured Chōsen Karatsu glazes

2017

Glazed stoneware

2 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/8 in.

INV # 10357

$ 2,850

Inquire
MATSUI KŌSEI (1927-2003), Globular brush-rubbed neriage (marbleized) vase 
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
MATSUI KŌSEI (1927-2003), Globular brush-rubbed neriage (marbleized) vase 

MATSUI KŌSEI (1927-2003)

Globular brush-rubbed neriage (marbleized) vase 

ca. 1982

Marbleized stoneware

8 1/2 x 10 1/8 in.

INV # 11133

SOLD

MATSUI KŌSEI (1927-2003), Small globular brush-rubbed neriage (marbleized) vase with rough surface
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
MATSUI KŌSEI (1927-2003), Small globular brush-rubbed neriage (marbleized) vase with rough surface

MATSUI KŌSEI (1927-2003)

Small globular brush-rubbed neriage (marbleized) vase with rough surface

ca. 1980

Marbleized stoneware

3 7/8 x 5 3/8 in.

INV # 10783

SOLD

UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI I (1769-1825), Furyū onna shikisanban; Fashionable Female Version of the Shikisanban Dance
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI I (1769-1825), Furyū onna shikisanban; Fashionable Female Version of the Shikisanban Dance

UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI I (1769-1825)

Furyū onna shikisanban; Fashionable Female Version of the Shikisanban Dance

1786

Ōban tate-e

INV# 11325

$ 18,000

Inquire
MAEDA MASAHIRO (b.1948), Hexagonal small covered jar with striped patterning
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
MAEDA MASAHIRO (b.1948), Hexagonal small covered jar with striped patterning

MAEDA MASAHIRO (b.1948)

Hexagonal small covered jar with striped patterning

2021

Glazed porcelain

2 5/8 x 2 3/8 in.

INV# 12190

$ 1,580

Inquire
KAWASE SHINOBU (b.1950), Fluted kakuji chawan (fire-red celadon) teabowl, with slightly raised foot
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
KAWASE SHINOBU (b.1950), Fluted kakuji chawan (fire-red celadon) teabowl, with slightly raised foot

KAWASE SHINOBU (b.1950)

Fluted kakuji chawan (fire-red celadon) teabowl, with slightly raised foot

2019

Glazed porcelaneous stoneware 

2 3/4x 4 3/8 in.

INV# 12184

SOLD

KAWASE SHINOBU (b.1950), Wide, round Enji (lychee-inspired blush red) teabowl with recessed foot
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
KAWASE SHINOBU (b.1950), Wide, round Enji (lychee-inspired blush red) teabowl with recessed foot

KAWASE SHINOBU (b.1950)

Wide, round Enji (lychee-inspired blush red) teabowl with recessed foot

2019

Glazed porcelaneous stoneware

2 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.

INV# 12181

$ 8,500

Inquire
KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848), Tatsumi; Woman huddles beneath heavy futon quilt, from the series Jisei bijin kurabe; Comparisons of Present-day Beauties 
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848), Tatsumi; Woman huddles beneath heavy futon quilt, from the series Jisei bijin kurabe; Comparisons of Present-day Beauties 

KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848)

Tatsumi; Woman huddles beneath heavy futon quilt, from the series Jisei bijin kurabe; Comparisons of Present-day Beauties 

ca. 1830-35

Ōban tate-e; extremely rare first printing

INV# 8097

$ 9,500

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KITAŌJI ROSANJIN (1883-1959), Dripping oribe-type glazed helmet-shaped bowl with hexagonal 
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
KITAŌJI ROSANJIN (1883-1959), Dripping oribe-type glazed helmet-shaped bowl with hexagonal 

KITAŌJI ROSANJIN (1883-1959)

Dripping oribe-type glazed helmet-shaped bowl with hexagonal 

patterns in iron oxide and swirling snail-shell design at the center

ca. 1935

Glazed stoneware

3 1/8 x 11 5/8 in.

INV# 12220

$ 38,000

Inquire
KOBAYASHI KIYOCHIKA (1847-1915), Seasonal events and objects of the twelve months

KOBAYASHI KIYOCHIKA (1847-1915)

Seasonal events and objects of the twelve months

ca. 1890

Twelve poem strips on silver-leaf two-fold screen

Ink and color on paper

Poem strips: 14 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. (each); Screen: 28 1/4 x 74 in. 

INV# 4055

$ 11,800

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URAGUCHI MASAYUKI (b.1964), Craquelure celadon-glazed vase with a tall neck 
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
URAGUCHI MASAYUKI (b.1964), Craquelure celadon-glazed vase with a tall neck 

URAGUCHI MASAYUKI (b.1964)

Craquelure celadon-glazed vase with a tall neck 

and concentric-band patterning in silver overglaze

2019

Glazed stoneware

9 5/8 x 5 5/8 in.

INV# 11269

$ 6,500

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KAWAI KANJIRŌ (1890-1966), Covered diamond-shaped box, decorated with floral patterning in trailing slip
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
KAWAI KANJIRŌ (1890-1966), Covered diamond-shaped box, decorated with floral patterning in trailing slip

KAWAI KANJIRŌ (1890-1966)

Covered diamond-shaped box, decorated with floral patterning in trailing slip

ca. 1952

Glazed stoneware

4 x 5 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.

INV# 11649

$ 22,000

Inquire
TAMURA KŌICHI (1918-1987), Rectangular lidded box with rounded corners, decorated with blossoming camellias
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
TAMURA KŌICHI (1918-1987), Rectangular lidded box with rounded corners, decorated with blossoming camellias

TAMURA KŌICHI (1918-1987)

Rectangular lidded box with rounded corners, decorated with blossoming camellias

ca. 1985

Glazed stoneware

4 1/8 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.

INV# 12057

$ 8,500

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UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI I (1769-1825), Two courtesans with a young boy, carrying a bamboo branch holding auspicious items
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI I (1769-1825), Two courtesans with a young boy, carrying a bamboo branch holding auspicious items

UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI I (1769-1825)

Two courtesans with a young boy, carrying a bamboo branch holding auspicious items

ca. 1795

Aiban tate-e

INV# 8945

$ 11,800

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IKEDA SHŌEN (1888-1917), Young beauty with an umbrella as seen from behind
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
IKEDA SHŌEN (1888-1917), Young beauty with an umbrella as seen from behind

IKEDA SHŌEN (1888-1917)

Young beauty with an umbrella as seen from behind

ca. 1910-15

Ink and color on silk; hanging scroll

45 x 12 1/2 in.  

INV# 8217

SOLD

SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964), Green-glazed almond-shaped mizusashi (water jar) with recessed black lacquer cover
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964), Green-glazed almond-shaped mizusashi (water jar) with recessed black lacquer cover

SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964)

Green-glazed almond-shaped mizusashi (water jar) with recessed black lacquer cover

2018

Glazed stoneware

6 7/8 x 6 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.

INV# 12207

SOLD

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849), Sesshū Tenmanbashi; Tenman Bridge in Settsu from the series, 
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849), Sesshū Tenmanbashi; Tenman Bridge in Settsu from the series, 

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

Sesshū Tenmanbashi; Tenman Bridge in Settsu from the series, 

Shokoku meikyō kiran; Remarkable Views of Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

ca. 1834

Ōban yoko-e

INV# 11335

$ 12,800

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SETO TAKEMI (b.1958), Wide mouthed sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
SETO TAKEMI (b.1958), Wide mouthed sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning

SETO TAKEMI (b.1958)

Wide mouthed sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning

2021

Tenmoku-glazed stoneware 

1 7/8 x 3 1/2 in.

INV# 12202

SOLD

SETO TAKEMI (b.1958), Shallow, wide sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
SETO TAKEMI (b.1958), Shallow, wide sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning

SETO TAKEMI (b.1958)

Shallow, wide sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning

2021

Tenmoku-glazed stoneware 

1 3/8 x 4 1/4 in.

INV# 12203

SOLD

SETO TAKEMI (b.1958), Shallow, broad sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
SETO TAKEMI (b.1958), Shallow, broad sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning

SETO TAKEMI (b.1958)

Shallow, broad sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning

2021

Tenmoku-glazed stoneware 

1 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.

INV# 12204

SOLD

YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946), Kayō: ancient Chinese funerary-house-inspired sculpture with blueish-white seihakuji glaze
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946), Kayō: ancient Chinese funerary-house-inspired sculpture with blueish-white seihakuji glaze

YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946)

Kayō: ancient Chinese funerary-house-inspired sculpture with blueish-white seihakuji glaze

2021

Glazed porcelain

9 3/4 x 12 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.

INV# 12217

$ 7,500

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YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946), Kayō: Hand-built ancient Chinese house-inspired sculpture with bluish-white seihakuji-glaze  
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946), Kayō: Hand-built ancient Chinese house-inspired sculpture with bluish-white seihakuji-glaze  

YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946)

Kayō: Hand-built ancient Chinese house-inspired sculpture with bluish-white seihakuji-glaze  

2021

Glazed porcelain with gold paint-filled firing cracks on base

10 1/2 x 11 1/8 x 7 1/8 in.

INV# 12216

$ 8,800

Inquire
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864), Shijūroku no maki, Shiigamoto: Chapter 46, Beneath the Oak from the series, Genji gojūyojō; Fifty-four Sentimental Parodies of The Tale of Genji
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864), Shijūroku no maki, Shiigamoto: Chapter 46, Beneath the Oak from the series, Genji gojūyojō; Fifty-four Sentimental Parodies of The Tale of Genji

UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864)

Shijūroku no maki, Shiigamoto: Chapter 46, Beneath the Oak from the series, Genji gojūyojō; Fifty-four Sentimental Parodies of The Tale of Genji

1859, 1st month 

Ōban tate-e diptych

INV# 8782 

$ 1,350

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FUKUMOTO FUKU (b. 1973), Porcelain sculpture of two conjoined stacked bowls
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FUKUMOTO FUKU (b. 1973), Porcelain sculpture of two conjoined stacked bowls

FUKUMOTO FUKU (b. 1973)

Porcelain sculpture of two conjoined stacked bowls

2012

Glazed porcelain

3 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches

INV # 7674

SOLD

TAKEGOSHI JUN (b.1948), Large rectangular, slightly-domed, lidded box decorated with summer flowers
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TAKEGOSHI JUN (b.1948), Large rectangular, slightly-domed, lidded box decorated with summer flowers

TAKEGOSHI JUN (b.1948)

Large rectangular, slightly-domed, lidded box decorated with summer flowers

2021

Porcelain with polychrome kutani enamel glazes

6 3/8 x 14 x 6 3/8 in.

INV# 12215

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OHARA KOSON (1877-1945), Magnolia with Black-winged Magpie 
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OHARA KOSON (1877-1945)

Magnolia with Black-winged Magpie 

1931

Ōban tate-e

INV# 8905

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YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946), Kayō: Tall rectangular vessel with cross-hatched checkered sometsuke (blue-and-white) design
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YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946), Kayō: Tall rectangular vessel with cross-hatched checkered sometsuke (blue-and-white) design

YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946)

Kayō: Tall rectangular vessel with cross-hatched checkered sometsuke (blue-and-white) design

2021

Glazed porcelain

21 x 6 1/2 in.

INV# 12218

$ 8,450

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YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946), Kayō: Tall rectangular vessel with dotted sometsuke (blue-and-white) design 
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YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946), Kayō: Tall rectangular vessel with dotted sometsuke (blue-and-white) design 

YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946)

Kayō: Tall rectangular vessel with dotted sometsuke (blue-and-white) design 

2021

Glazed porcelain

21 x 6 7/8 in.

INV# 12219

$ 8,450

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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849), Kameido tenjin taikobashi; Drum Bridge at Kameido Tenjin Shrine from the series, 
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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849), Kameido tenjin taikobashi; Drum Bridge at Kameido Tenjin Shrine from the series, 

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

Kameido tenjin taikobashi; Drum Bridge at Kameido Tenjin Shrine from the series, 

Shokoku meikyō kiran; Remarkable Views of Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

ca. 1834

Ōban yoko-e

INV# 11214

$ 28,500

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KIKUGAWA EIZAN (1787-1867), Tiger beneath Bamboo
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KIKUGAWA EIZAN (1787-1867), Tiger beneath Bamboo

KIKUGAWA EIZAN (1787-1867)

Tiger beneath Bamboo

ca. 1815

Kakemono-e

INV# 11303

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YAGI KAZUO (1918-1979), Stamped-patterned flat standing sculptural vessel with double-piped mouths
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YAGI KAZUO (1918-1979), Stamped-patterned flat standing sculptural vessel with double-piped mouths

YAGI KAZUO (1918-1979)

Stamped-patterned flat standing sculptural vessel with double-piped mouths

1958

Unglazed stoneware

6 3/8 x 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. 

INV# 12108

$ 22,500

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TAKEMURA YURI (b.1980), Wan “Higaminari”: Teabowl, “Rainless Thunder (Heat Lightning)”
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TAKEMURA YURI (b.1980), Wan “Higaminari”: Teabowl, “Rainless Thunder (Heat Lightning)”

TAKEMURA YURI (b.1980)

WanHigaminari”: Teabowl, “Rainless Thunder (Heat Lightning)”

2017

Glazed porcelain with gold leaf

3 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 4 7/8 in.

INV# 11551

SOLD

UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864), Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I as Sano Genzaemon, 
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UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864), Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I as Sano Genzaemon, 

UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864)

Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I as Sano Genzaemon

Untitled series of large-head portraits

1863, 9th month

Ōban tate-e

INV# 8936

$ 5,650

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MATSUDA YURIKO (b.1943), Spiked turban shell-shaped sculpture with gold polka-dotted design on interior
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MATSUDA YURIKO (b.1943), Spiked turban shell-shaped sculpture with gold polka-dotted design on interior

MATSUDA YURIKO (b.1943)

Spiked turban shell-shaped sculpture with gold polka-dotted design on interior

2021

Overglazed enamel porcelain

11 1/8 x 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.

INV# 12213

SOLD

MATSUDA YURIKO (b.1943), Covered vessel in the shape of a wrapped box
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MATSUDA YURIKO (b.1943), Covered vessel in the shape of a wrapped box

MATSUDA YURIKO (b.1943)

Covered vessel in the shape of a wrapped box

2021

Overglazed enamel porcelain

6 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 7 5/8 in.

INV# 12214

$ 6,850

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), Meguro Chiyogaike; Chiyoga Pond in Meguro from the series, Meisho Edo hyakkei; 100 Famous Views of Edo
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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), Meguro Chiyogaike; Chiyoga Pond in Meguro from the series, Meisho Edo hyakkei; 100 Famous Views of Edo

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

Meguro Chiyogaike; Chiyoga Pond in Meguro from the series, Meisho Edo hyakkei; 100 Famous Views of Edo

1856, 7th month

Deluxe ōban tate-e  

INV# 9230

$ 17,500

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SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964), Gradated green-glazed eye-shaped vessel
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SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964), Gradated green-glazed eye-shaped vessel

SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964)

Gradated green-glazed eye-shaped vessel

2019

Glazed stoneware

12 7/8 x 13 x 6 1/2 in.

INV# 12205

$ 8,500

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KONDŌ TAKAHIRO (b.1958), Striped conical teabowl
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KONDŌ TAKAHIRO (b.1958), Striped conical teabowl

KONDŌ TAKAHIRO (b.1958)

Striped conical teabowl

2020

Glazed porcelain with "Silver Mist" overglaze

3 x 6 3/8 in.

INV# 12274

SOLD

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), L'Attaque des renards; Attack of the Foxes
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OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), L'Attaque des renards; Attack of the Foxes

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

L'Attaque des renards; Attack of the Foxes

ca. 1984

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 5/8 in. (exclusive of frame)

17 1/2 x 21 in. (framed)

INV# 8198

$ 5,000

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OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Falling Plums
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OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Falling Plums

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

Falling Plums

ca. 1984

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 3/4 in. (exclusive of frame)

13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (framed)

INV# 11801

$ 3,450

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OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Foxes at Play 
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OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Foxes at Play 

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

Foxes at Play 

ca. 1984

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 3/4 in. (exclusive of frame)

13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (framed)

INV# 11799

$ 3,450

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OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Mysterious Blooming 
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OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Mysterious Blooming 

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

Mysterious Blooming 

ca. 1980

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 3/4 in. (exclusive of frame)

13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (framed)

INV# 11803

$ 3,850

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OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), The Energy of Creation 
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OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), The Energy of Creation 

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

The Energy of Creation 

ca. 1987

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 3/4 in. (exclusive of frame)

13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (framed) 

INV# 11802

$ 4,700

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OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Among the Vines 
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OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Among the Vines 

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

Among the Vines 

ca. 1984

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 3/4 in. (exclusive of frame)

13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (framed)

INV# 11804

$ 4,700

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OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Forces of Creation 
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OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Forces of Creation 

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

Forces of Creation 

ca. 1984

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 3/4 in. (exclusive of frame)

13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (framed)

INV# 11800

$ 4,700

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KAMISAKA SEKKA (1866-1942), Chō senrui; A Thousand Butterflies 
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KAMISAKA SEKKA (1866-1942), Chō senrui; A Thousand Butterflies 

KAMISAKA SEKKA (1866-1942)

Chō senrui; A Thousand Butterflies 

1904

Complete two-volume set of accordion-style (orihon) albums

9 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.

INV# 8887

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NAKANO KIMEI (1834-1892), Kōkō baihō sha; Depiction of a Hillside with White Plum Trees
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NAKANO KIMEI (1834-1892), Kōkō baihō sha; Depiction of a Hillside with White Plum Trees

NAKANO KIMEI (1834-1892)

Kōkō baihō sha; Depiction of a Hillside with White Plum Trees

ca. 1870-80

Ink, color and gold leaf on paper; Unusual size two-fold screen

41 3/4 x 66 3/8 in.

INV# 8611

$ 38,500

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WADA MORIHIRO (1944-2008), Fluttering-banners patterned incense burner 

WADA MORIHIRO (1944-2008)

Fluttering-banners patterned incense burner 

ca. 1995

Slip glazed stoneware 

7 3/8 x 5 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. 

INV# 12281

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WADA MORIHIRO (1944-2008), Slip-glazed “wind-and-grass”-patterned, sand-treated rectangular vessel with angled foot and mouth and glazed interior

WADA MORIHIRO (1944-2008)

Slip-glazed “wind-and-grass”-patterned, sand-treated rectangular vessel with angled foot and mouth and glazed interior

1982

Slip-glazed stoneware

10 1/4 x 10 3/8 x 6 3/4 in.

INV# 11127

SOLD

SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978), Biomorphic sculpture decorated with abstract patterning in pink, red, and black

SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978)

Biomorphic sculpture decorated with abstract patterning in pink, red, and black

2021

Glazed stoneware

16 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 12 3/4 in.

INV# 12197

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SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978), Biomorphic sculpture decorated with abstract patterning in pale blue and black

SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978)

Biomorphic sculpture decorated with abstract patterning in pale blue and black

2021

Glazed stoneware

16 1/2 x 11 x 13 in.

INV# 12196

SOLD

UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864), Woman playing the shamisen is juxtaposed against a background of jōruri libretti from the series, Jōruri zukushi; A Collection of Jōruri Libretti

UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864)

Woman playing the shamisen is juxtaposed against a background of jōruri libretti from the series, Jōruri zukushi; A Collection of Jōruri Libretti

ca. 1831

Ōban tate-e

INV# 11217

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SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978), Pentagonal twisting vessel with pleated sides, decorated with abstract and linear patterning 

SAWADA HAYATO (b.1978)

Pentagonal twisting vessel with pleated sides, decorated with abstract and linear patterning 

2021

Slip-glazed stoneware

14 3/8 x 10 1/4 x 10 3/8 in.

INV# 12195

SOLD

YAMADA HIKARU (1923-2001), White-glazed columnar vase with linear black designs 

YAMADA HIKARU (1923-2001)

White-glazed columnar vase with linear black designs 

ca. 1975

Glazed stoneware

9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.  

INV# 12136

$ 6,750

TAKIGUCHI KAZUO (b.1953), Rounded bulbous neriage (marbleized) vessel with irregular jagged mouth

TAKIGUCHI KAZUO (b.1953)

Rounded bulbous neriage (marbleized) vessel with irregular jagged mouth

2021

Marbleized stoneware

13 3/8 x 17 3/8 x 14 5/8 in.

INV# 12208

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TAKIGUCHI KAZUO (b.1953), Biomorphic bowl-like sculpture in neriage (marbleized) clay and ladle-poured glaze

TAKIGUCHI KAZUO (b.1953)

Biomorphic bowl-like sculpture in neriage (marbleized) clay and ladle-poured glaze

2021

Marbleized stoneware

7 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.

INV# 12209

$ 2,950

HAMANAKA GESSON (b. 1943), White and gray shino-glazed irregular plate 2011 

HAMANAKA GESSON (b. 1943)

White and gray shino-glazed irregular plate 2011 

Glazed stoneware 

2 7/8 x 10 7/8 x 10 3/4 in. 

INV# 12235

$ 2,250

KŌNDŌ YŪZŌ (1902-1985), Porcelain ovoid vase with thistle decoration 

KŌNDŌ YŪZŌ (1902-1985)

Porcelain ovoid vase with thistle decoration 

ca. 1930

Glazed porcelain

8 1/2 x 7 1/8 in. 

INV# 12279

$ 16,000

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), Musashi Koganei from the series, Fuji sanjū rokkei; The Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

Musashi Koganei from the series, Fuji sanjū rokkei; The Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

4th month; 1858 

Ōban tate-e

INV# 12104

$ 8,750

USUI KAZUNARI (b.1954), Flattened tall gourd-shaped vase with beige striped patterning

USUI KAZUNARI (b.1954)

Flattened tall gourd-shaped vase with beige striped patterning

2002 

Glazed stoneware 

17 x 9 x 6 in. 

INV# 12120

SOLD

AZUMA KAORI (b.1972), White slip-glazed, circular covered box with incised shell patterning. Titled Shell

AZUMA KAORI (b.1972)

White slip-glazed, circular covered box with incised shell patterning. Titled Shell

2017

Glazed stoneware with white slip

11 3/4 x 6 in.

INV# 12087

$ 4,850

MAEDA MASAHIRO (b.1948), Polychrome-enamel futamono (covered vessel) with cross-hatched patterning

MAEDA MASAHIRO (b.1948)

Polychrome-enamel futamono (covered vessel) with cross-hatched patterning

and matching ceramic cover    

2021

Glazed porcelain 

4 5/8 x 5 in.

INV# 12188

SOLD

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), Yoroi Ferry, Koami-chō from the series, Meisho Edo Hyakkei; 100 Famous Views of Edo

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

Yoroi Ferry, Koami-chō from the series, Meisho Edo Hyakkei; 100 Famous Views of Edo

1857, 10th

Ōban tate-e

INV# 10799

$ 9,500

SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964), Gradated green-glazed flattened ovoid vessel

SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964)

Gradated green-glazed flattened ovoid vessel

2018

Glazed stoneware

11 3/4 x 13 x 9 7/8 in.

INV# 12206

$ 11,000

AJIKI HIRO (b.1948), Slightly flattened, oblong faceted teabowl with checker-board pattern

AJIKI HIRO (b.1948)

Slightly flattened, oblong faceted teabowl with checker-board pattern

2021

Salt-glazed stoneware (Enyū) with gold and silver

4 x 5 3/4 in.   

INV# 12211

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AJIKI HIRO (b.1948), Octagonal faceted teabowl with checker-board pattern

AJIKI HIRO (b.1948)

Octagonal faceted teabowl with checker-board pattern

2021

Salt-glazed stoneware (Enyū) with gold and silver

4 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.   

INV# 12210

$ 4,500

OGATA KAMIO (b.1949), Rectangular plate with marbleized layers of gradated white, teal, and gray clays

OGATA KAMIO (b.1949)

Rectangular plate with marbleized layers of gradated white, teal, and gray clays

2006

Marbleized stoneware  

1 1/2 x 23 x 11 1/4 in.

INV# 12124

SOLD

OGATA KAMIO (b.1949), Large fluted vessel of marbleized colored clay in gradations of white, teal, and charcoal gray

OGATA KAMIO (b.1949)

Large fluted vessel of marbleized colored clay in gradations of white, teal, and charcoal gray

2006

Marbleized stoneware

12 3/4 x 11 x 11 1/2 in. 

INV# 11848

SOLD

KIKUGAWA EIZAN (1787-1867), Chōfu Tamagawa from the series, Mu Tamagawa no uchi; Six Jeweled Rivers

KIKUGAWA EIZAN (1787-1867)

Chōfu Tamagawa from the series, Mu Tamagawa no uchi; Six Jeweled Rivers

ca. 1810

Oban tate-e

INV# 12115

$ 8,500

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KAWAI KANJIRŌ (1890-1966), Flattened vessel with decorated red, green, 

KAWAI KANJIRŌ (1890-1966)

Flattened vessel with decorated red, green, 

and black iron-oxide spalshed glazes on a Shigaraki body

ca. 1960

Glazed stoneware

9 1/8x 8 7/8 x 4 5/8 in.

INV# 12186

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KAWASE HASUI (1883-1957), Sanno no ame(ugo); After the Rain at Sannō

KAWASE HASUI (1883-1957)

Sanno no ame(ugo); After the Rain at Sannō

1938

Ōban tate-e

INV# 11140

SOLD

AJIKI HIRO (b.1948) , Octagonal faceted polychrome salt-glazed teabowl

AJIKI HIRO (b.1948) 

Octagonal faceted polychrome salt-glazed teabowl

2021

Salt-glazed stoneware (Enyū)

4 3/8 x 4 3/4 in.

INV# 12212

$ 3,950

TOKUSAWA MITSUNORI (b.1975), Open conical, carved teabowl with ladle-poured Chōsen Karatsu glazes

TOKUSAWA MITSUNORI (b.1975)

Open conical, carved teabowl with ladle-poured Chōsen Karatsu glazes

2017

Glazed stoneware

2 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/8 in.

INV # 10357

$ 2,850

MATSUI KŌSEI (1927-2003), Globular brush-rubbed neriage (marbleized) vase 

MATSUI KŌSEI (1927-2003)

Globular brush-rubbed neriage (marbleized) vase 

ca. 1982

Marbleized stoneware

8 1/2 x 10 1/8 in.

INV # 11133

SOLD

MATSUI KŌSEI (1927-2003), Small globular brush-rubbed neriage (marbleized) vase with rough surface

MATSUI KŌSEI (1927-2003)

Small globular brush-rubbed neriage (marbleized) vase with rough surface

ca. 1980

Marbleized stoneware

3 7/8 x 5 3/8 in.

INV # 10783

SOLD

UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI I (1769-1825), Furyū onna shikisanban; Fashionable Female Version of the Shikisanban Dance

UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI I (1769-1825)

Furyū onna shikisanban; Fashionable Female Version of the Shikisanban Dance

1786

Ōban tate-e

INV# 11325

$ 18,000

MAEDA MASAHIRO (b.1948), Hexagonal small covered jar with striped patterning

MAEDA MASAHIRO (b.1948)

Hexagonal small covered jar with striped patterning

2021

Glazed porcelain

2 5/8 x 2 3/8 in.

INV# 12190

$ 1,580

KAWASE SHINOBU (b.1950), Fluted kakuji chawan (fire-red celadon) teabowl, with slightly raised foot

KAWASE SHINOBU (b.1950)

Fluted kakuji chawan (fire-red celadon) teabowl, with slightly raised foot

2019

Glazed porcelaneous stoneware 

2 3/4x 4 3/8 in.

INV# 12184

SOLD

KAWASE SHINOBU (b.1950), Wide, round Enji (lychee-inspired blush red) teabowl with recessed foot

KAWASE SHINOBU (b.1950)

Wide, round Enji (lychee-inspired blush red) teabowl with recessed foot

2019

Glazed porcelaneous stoneware

2 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.

INV# 12181

$ 8,500

KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848), Tatsumi; Woman huddles beneath heavy futon quilt, from the series Jisei bijin kurabe; Comparisons of Present-day Beauties 

KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848)

Tatsumi; Woman huddles beneath heavy futon quilt, from the series Jisei bijin kurabe; Comparisons of Present-day Beauties 

ca. 1830-35

Ōban tate-e; extremely rare first printing

INV# 8097

$ 9,500

KITAŌJI ROSANJIN (1883-1959), Dripping oribe-type glazed helmet-shaped bowl with hexagonal 

KITAŌJI ROSANJIN (1883-1959)

Dripping oribe-type glazed helmet-shaped bowl with hexagonal 

patterns in iron oxide and swirling snail-shell design at the center

ca. 1935

Glazed stoneware

3 1/8 x 11 5/8 in.

INV# 12220

$ 38,000

KOBAYASHI KIYOCHIKA (1847-1915), Seasonal events and objects of the twelve months

KOBAYASHI KIYOCHIKA (1847-1915)

Seasonal events and objects of the twelve months

ca. 1890

Twelve poem strips on silver-leaf two-fold screen

Ink and color on paper

Poem strips: 14 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. (each); Screen: 28 1/4 x 74 in. 

INV# 4055

$ 11,800

URAGUCHI MASAYUKI (b.1964), Craquelure celadon-glazed vase with a tall neck 

URAGUCHI MASAYUKI (b.1964)

Craquelure celadon-glazed vase with a tall neck 

and concentric-band patterning in silver overglaze

2019

Glazed stoneware

9 5/8 x 5 5/8 in.

INV# 11269

$ 6,500

KAWAI KANJIRŌ (1890-1966), Covered diamond-shaped box, decorated with floral patterning in trailing slip

KAWAI KANJIRŌ (1890-1966)

Covered diamond-shaped box, decorated with floral patterning in trailing slip

ca. 1952

Glazed stoneware

4 x 5 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.

INV# 11649

$ 22,000

TAMURA KŌICHI (1918-1987), Rectangular lidded box with rounded corners, decorated with blossoming camellias

TAMURA KŌICHI (1918-1987)

Rectangular lidded box with rounded corners, decorated with blossoming camellias

ca. 1985

Glazed stoneware

4 1/8 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.

INV# 12057

$ 8,500

UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI I (1769-1825), Two courtesans with a young boy, carrying a bamboo branch holding auspicious items

UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI I (1769-1825)

Two courtesans with a young boy, carrying a bamboo branch holding auspicious items

ca. 1795

Aiban tate-e

INV# 8945

$ 11,800

IKEDA SHŌEN (1888-1917), Young beauty with an umbrella as seen from behind

IKEDA SHŌEN (1888-1917)

Young beauty with an umbrella as seen from behind

ca. 1910-15

Ink and color on silk; hanging scroll

45 x 12 1/2 in.  

INV# 8217

SOLD

SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964), Green-glazed almond-shaped mizusashi (water jar) with recessed black lacquer cover

SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964)

Green-glazed almond-shaped mizusashi (water jar) with recessed black lacquer cover

2018

Glazed stoneware

6 7/8 x 6 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.

INV# 12207

SOLD

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849), Sesshū Tenmanbashi; Tenman Bridge in Settsu from the series, 

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

Sesshū Tenmanbashi; Tenman Bridge in Settsu from the series, 

Shokoku meikyō kiran; Remarkable Views of Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

ca. 1834

Ōban yoko-e

INV# 11335

$ 12,800

SETO TAKEMI (b.1958), Wide mouthed sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning

SETO TAKEMI (b.1958)

Wide mouthed sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning

2021

Tenmoku-glazed stoneware 

1 7/8 x 3 1/2 in.

INV# 12202

SOLD

SETO TAKEMI (b.1958), Shallow, wide sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning

SETO TAKEMI (b.1958)

Shallow, wide sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning

2021

Tenmoku-glazed stoneware 

1 3/8 x 4 1/4 in.

INV# 12203

SOLD

SETO TAKEMI (b.1958), Shallow, broad sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning

SETO TAKEMI (b.1958)

Shallow, broad sake cup with tenmoku oil-spot patterning

2021

Tenmoku-glazed stoneware 

1 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.

INV# 12204

SOLD

YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946), Kayō: ancient Chinese funerary-house-inspired sculpture with blueish-white seihakuji glaze

YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946)

Kayō: ancient Chinese funerary-house-inspired sculpture with blueish-white seihakuji glaze

2021

Glazed porcelain

9 3/4 x 12 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.

INV# 12217

$ 7,500

YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946), Kayō: Hand-built ancient Chinese house-inspired sculpture with bluish-white seihakuji-glaze  

YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946)

Kayō: Hand-built ancient Chinese house-inspired sculpture with bluish-white seihakuji-glaze  

2021

Glazed porcelain with gold paint-filled firing cracks on base

10 1/2 x 11 1/8 x 7 1/8 in.

INV# 12216

$ 8,800

Kazari: Beyond Decoration
Kazari: Beyond Decoration
UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864), Shijūroku no maki, Shiigamoto: Chapter 46, Beneath the Oak from the series, Genji gojūyojō; Fifty-four Sentimental Parodies of The Tale of Genji

UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864)

Shijūroku no maki, Shiigamoto: Chapter 46, Beneath the Oak from the series, Genji gojūyojō; Fifty-four Sentimental Parodies of The Tale of Genji

1859, 1st month 

Ōban tate-e diptych

INV# 8782 

$ 1,350

FUKUMOTO FUKU (b. 1973), Porcelain sculpture of two conjoined stacked bowls

FUKUMOTO FUKU (b. 1973)

Porcelain sculpture of two conjoined stacked bowls

2012

Glazed porcelain

3 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches

INV # 7674

SOLD

TAKEGOSHI JUN (b.1948), Large rectangular, slightly-domed, lidded box decorated with summer flowers

TAKEGOSHI JUN (b.1948)

Large rectangular, slightly-domed, lidded box decorated with summer flowers

2021

Porcelain with polychrome kutani enamel glazes

6 3/8 x 14 x 6 3/8 in.

INV# 12215

SOLD

OHARA KOSON (1877-1945), Magnolia with Black-winged Magpie 

OHARA KOSON (1877-1945)

Magnolia with Black-winged Magpie 

1931

Ōban tate-e

INV# 8905

SOLD

YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946), Kayō: Tall rectangular vessel with cross-hatched checkered sometsuke (blue-and-white) design

YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946)

Kayō: Tall rectangular vessel with cross-hatched checkered sometsuke (blue-and-white) design

2021

Glazed porcelain

21 x 6 1/2 in.

INV# 12218

$ 8,450

YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946), Kayō: Tall rectangular vessel with dotted sometsuke (blue-and-white) design 

YOSHIKAWA MASAMICHI (b.1946)

Kayō: Tall rectangular vessel with dotted sometsuke (blue-and-white) design 

2021

Glazed porcelain

21 x 6 7/8 in.

INV# 12219

$ 8,450

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849), Kameido tenjin taikobashi; Drum Bridge at Kameido Tenjin Shrine from the series, 

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

Kameido tenjin taikobashi; Drum Bridge at Kameido Tenjin Shrine from the series, 

Shokoku meikyō kiran; Remarkable Views of Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

ca. 1834

Ōban yoko-e

INV# 11214

$ 28,500

KIKUGAWA EIZAN (1787-1867), Tiger beneath Bamboo

KIKUGAWA EIZAN (1787-1867)

Tiger beneath Bamboo

ca. 1815

Kakemono-e

INV# 11303

SOLD

YAGI KAZUO (1918-1979), Stamped-patterned flat standing sculptural vessel with double-piped mouths

YAGI KAZUO (1918-1979)

Stamped-patterned flat standing sculptural vessel with double-piped mouths

1958

Unglazed stoneware

6 3/8 x 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. 

INV# 12108

$ 22,500

TAKEMURA YURI (b.1980), Wan “Higaminari”: Teabowl, “Rainless Thunder (Heat Lightning)”

TAKEMURA YURI (b.1980)

WanHigaminari”: Teabowl, “Rainless Thunder (Heat Lightning)”

2017

Glazed porcelain with gold leaf

3 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 4 7/8 in.

INV# 11551

SOLD

UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864), Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I as Sano Genzaemon, 

UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864)

Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I as Sano Genzaemon

Untitled series of large-head portraits

1863, 9th month

Ōban tate-e

INV# 8936

$ 5,650

MATSUDA YURIKO (b.1943), Spiked turban shell-shaped sculpture with gold polka-dotted design on interior

MATSUDA YURIKO (b.1943)

Spiked turban shell-shaped sculpture with gold polka-dotted design on interior

2021

Overglazed enamel porcelain

11 1/8 x 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.

INV# 12213

SOLD

MATSUDA YURIKO (b.1943), Covered vessel in the shape of a wrapped box

MATSUDA YURIKO (b.1943)

Covered vessel in the shape of a wrapped box

2021

Overglazed enamel porcelain

6 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 7 5/8 in.

INV# 12214

$ 6,850

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), Meguro Chiyogaike; Chiyoga Pond in Meguro from the series, Meisho Edo hyakkei; 100 Famous Views of Edo

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

Meguro Chiyogaike; Chiyoga Pond in Meguro from the series, Meisho Edo hyakkei; 100 Famous Views of Edo

1856, 7th month

Deluxe ōban tate-e  

INV# 9230

$ 17,500

SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964), Gradated green-glazed eye-shaped vessel

SUZUKI TETSU (b.1964)

Gradated green-glazed eye-shaped vessel

2019

Glazed stoneware

12 7/8 x 13 x 6 1/2 in.

INV# 12205

$ 8,500

KONDŌ TAKAHIRO (b.1958), Striped conical teabowl

KONDŌ TAKAHIRO (b.1958)

Striped conical teabowl

2020

Glazed porcelain with "Silver Mist" overglaze

3 x 6 3/8 in.

INV# 12274

SOLD

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), L'Attaque des renards; Attack of the Foxes

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

L'Attaque des renards; Attack of the Foxes

ca. 1984

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 5/8 in. (exclusive of frame)

17 1/2 x 21 in. (framed)

INV# 8198

$ 5,000

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Falling Plums

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

Falling Plums

ca. 1984

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 3/4 in. (exclusive of frame)

13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (framed)

INV# 11801

$ 3,450

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Foxes at Play 

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

Foxes at Play 

ca. 1984

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 3/4 in. (exclusive of frame)

13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (framed)

INV# 11799

$ 3,450

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Mysterious Blooming 

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

Mysterious Blooming 

ca. 1980

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 3/4 in. (exclusive of frame)

13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (framed)

INV# 11803

$ 3,850

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), The Energy of Creation 

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

The Energy of Creation 

ca. 1987

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 3/4 in. (exclusive of frame)

13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (framed) 

INV# 11802

$ 4,700

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Among the Vines 

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

Among the Vines 

ca. 1984

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 3/4 in. (exclusive of frame)

13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (framed)

INV# 11804

$ 4,700

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002), Forces of Creation 

OGAWA YOICHIRO (DŌ-KI) (1939-2002)

Forces of Creation 

ca. 1984

Gouache on paper

8 x 11 3/4 in. (exclusive of frame)

13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (framed)

INV# 11800

$ 4,700

KAMISAKA SEKKA (1866-1942), Chō senrui; A Thousand Butterflies 

KAMISAKA SEKKA (1866-1942)

Chō senrui; A Thousand Butterflies 

1904

Complete two-volume set of accordion-style (orihon) albums

9 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.

INV# 8887

SOLD

NAKANO KIMEI (1834-1892), Kōkō baihō sha; Depiction of a Hillside with White Plum Trees

NAKANO KIMEI (1834-1892)

Kōkō baihō sha; Depiction of a Hillside with White Plum Trees

ca. 1870-80

Ink, color and gold leaf on paper; Unusual size two-fold screen

41 3/4 x 66 3/8 in.

INV# 8611

$ 38,500

Kazari has long been in the Japanese lexicon and as a result, has accumulated many layers of rich meaning. Over a thousand years ago, it referred to decoration that epitomized elegance and sophistication among the elites. In the more modern Edo period, kazari suggested sensual delights that extended its influence to textiles, ukiyo-e, and even everyday objects. For our exhibition, kazari applies to a charmingly diverse set of artworks that encompass its many connotations.

In one sense, kazari can be characterized by the elements of delight and surprise. Delight can come from dazzling surface patterns, as seen on the distinctive works of iroe master Maeda Masahiro (b. 1948), or from unexpected asymmetry, found everywhere from Takiguchi Kazuo's (b. 1953) torn-mouth vessels to the enhanced perspective of Utagawa Hiroshige's iconic woodblock prints. And with kazari, there is always a playfulness, exemplified by Kitaōji Rosanjin (1883-1959) covering his vase in daubs of green glaze impishly applied with his fingers.

Kazari is further activated by the use and placement of such highly ornate objects – their context elevates them to a level beyond decoration. In the past, ceremonial and festival objects were intended to delight the deities; nowadays, the everyday rituals of drinking tea, for example, offers deeper meaning to the tenmoku-glazed teabowls of Seto Takemi (b. 1958) or the jewel-like teabowls of celadon master Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950). Both movement of and within the object or artwork conveys kazari, such as a rustling kimono sleeve depicted in the woodblock prints of Utagawa Kunisada and Keisai Eisen, or the fluttering sun umbrella held by a young beauty seen from behind, in a painting by Ikeda Shoen (1886-1917), who is just about to turn over her shoulder.

Most fittingly, this exhibition will be presented in the ultimate forum for enchanting, delicious display – in what was formerly Barney's New York department store. Through captivating colors, patterns, and forms, kazari can also signify pure presentation. Matsuda Yuriko's (b. 1943) boldly patterned, spiked seashell begs to be shown off. The large porcelain lidded box with kutani enamel glazes by Takegoshi Jun (b. 1948), with patterning wrapping around and inside, can command attention on any shelf. And the dramatically composed, lavishly gilded two-fold screen by Nakano Kimei (1834-92) not only reimagines classical themes of rinpa painting in a modern way but also undeniably changes the landscape of any room it is in.

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Unlike the West, where 'decorative arts' are still categorized as subordinate to 'fine arts', the Japanese concept of aesthetics made no such hierarchical distinction for centuries. Kazari encompasses daily objects to festival objects, from ceremonial interiors to handheld bowls, and such decoration delighted the deities and the people alike. From April 1 to 10, Joan B Mirviss LTD will present KAZARI: Beyond Decoration at The Winter Show 2022's latest venue, 660 Madison Avenue. Our booth will be located on the main floor with a street-facing window.
Please stay in touch with us at 212-799-4021 or director@mirviss.com.

 

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