Kimata Kaoru

Born in Kagoshima and educated in Kobe, Kimata Kaoru's entry into the world of ceramics started with her apprenticeship to the craftsman Okamoto Sakurei at Sakurei kiln in Karatsu.
Now producing at her own climbing kiln high in the mountains of Hyogo prefecture, Kimata's works display the age-old characteristics inherent in Karatsu ware, infused with her own creative spirit.
"Movement within stability" is one way to describe her atmospheric pieces. The pieces are fired at a very high temperature, allowing the glaze to run freely, right to its ultimate limit. The path of the glaze over the quiet, natural background results in a feeling of energy which is refreshing and soothing at the same time. Such a dynamic technique is difficult to execute and has its risks, but the finished effect makes the effort very worthwhile.

Kimata Kaoru
Ms. Kimata Kaoru
Karatsu yunomi
Yunomi
Karatsu yunomi
Yunomi
 

Tea bowl


Tea bowl

Karatsu yunomi
Yunomi
 
 

Katakuchi sake pourer
Madara Karatsu tokkuri
Tokkuri sake bottle
Madara Karatsu tokkuri
Tokkuri sake bottle
 

Kawakujira guinomi
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Soumon ekaratsu guinomi

Karatsu guinomi




Karatsu guinomi Karatsu guinomi Karatsu guinomi  

Karatsu guinomi


Karatsu guinomi


Karatsu guinomi



Karatsu guinomi
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Karatsu guinomi


Karatsu guinomi



Karatsu guinomi
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Karatsu guinomi
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Karatsu guinomi
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Particularity, patience and passion - Kimata Kaoru talks  about her commitment to creating unique Muji Karatsu pieces.

Karatsu matchawan teabowl
Muji Karatsu matcha chawan

Karatsu matchawan teabowl
Muji Karatsu matcha chawan

Karatsu matchawan teabowl
Muji Karatsu matcha chawan

Karatsu Matchawan teabowl
Madara Karatsu matcha chawan
Karatsu Matchawan teabowl
Madara Karatsu hekisai matcha chawan
   

Madara karatsu flower vase with handles
Madara karatsu flower vase with handles

Madara karatsu hekisai flower vase



Kourai Black vase


 
Madara Karatsu Hekisai dobin style teapot by Kimata Kaoru
Madara Karatsu Hekisai dobin style teapot
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Kourai black dobin style teapot
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Kourai Black vase
 

 


Hashimoto Daisuke
Hashimoto Daisuke is a promising young potter who was born in 1972, in Kyoto, Japan. He works from his own kiln in Otsu city, Shiga prefecture, producing original pieces to a high standard. He specializes in Tenmoku items which are offered at an affordable price due to his young age.
Please note that the color of these beautiful items is very difficult to represent in photos as the glaze reflects the light and can look quite different according to the angle and the computer color setting.

Mr. Hashimoto Daisuke Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto DaisukeSOLD

Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Katakuchi sake pourer
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku sake cup by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Teaware
Tenmoku houhin
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Tenmoku teacup assortment

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tenmoku wan by Hashimoto Daisuke
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Tenmoku yunomi tea cup

Tenmoku yunomi tea cup

 



 

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