Historical Works

In 1983, in humble surrounds, little stock and less clientele, this business bravely committed to a specialization in Japanese works of art: Brave because Australia was an Anglophile culture, with residual anti-Japanese sentiment from WWII, and a universal love of …
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Ceramic

There can be no greater example of the Japanese fusion of beauty and function, 用 and 美、than in the world of ceramics. Although China gave its name to porcelain when it was introduced to Europe, it is Japan that has …
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Auction Records for Netsuke Keep Falling

Netsuke Records Continue To Fall: Toyomasa Tiger not a Hare With Amber Eyes How much of the current upsurge of interest in Japanese netsuke can be credited to the highly engaging biographical novel The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund …
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Ishinomaki Update #4

“And the battles continue in Ishinomaki. I contacted Fujita san and Yamakami san about a group that has 10,000 Cherry tree saplings to donate. They both went to the Ishinomaki government to get approval. Yamakami san was told, “This is …
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Sake Corner #7

‘Celebrity’ is the buzzword of the 21st century. We are accustomed to the rock stars, the royals, the models and the sports stars but now, aided and abetted by reality TV, chefs are the latest members of the cult. Executive …
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