Misaski Mitsukuni and a Massive Tokkuri!
Here at our Mishima gallery we have a few exhibitions in progress, which are of course also online at www.japanesepottery.com One ceramic artist is an award-winning potter who creates some of the most interesting forms in all of Japan today; his name is Mikuni Mitsukuni. He won the 12th Japan Ceramic Art exhibition Grand Prix in 1993 and a photo of that work along with a list of all past winners can be viewed here, in Japanese only though: http://www.mainichi.co.jp/event/tougei/nyuusyou.html
The other exhibits we have now are celadon master Watanabe Akihiko and Mashiko's Sakuma Fujiya, please do visit online--or in person--by the end of September, that's when all three exhibitions will last to.
A few months ago I was in Okayama city and had one of the best meals I've ever had! Across the counter was a large tokkuri and I asked the chef if I could see it. Well, it was massive and I was told a reject from Kaneshige Toyo's kiln.......wow, I'll take it!