As a boy, Shin Fujihira (b. 1922) came of age under the influence of his father, who established the Fujihira Pottery Company in 1916 in Gojozaka, the main pottery district in the city of Kyoto.
Diagnosed with tuberculosis after the outbreak of the Pacific War, Fujihira struggled during his early adulthood, narrowly recovering from near death. Through this time, Fujihira turned towards art as motivation, and this passion was revitalizing. For Fujihira—who sadly passed in 2012 after a long, successful carrer—pottery was an escape from depression; an opportunity to transformation his appreciation for the joys of life.
Kogei: The Art of Japanese craftSummer Selections from Ippodo Gallery, New York 5 - 27 Aug 2021The Japanese festival of Obon ( お盆) traces back to ancient Chinese and Buddhist rituals that honor one’s ancestors. It is believe that this time every year, the ancestor’s spirits...Read more
A Lotus in BloomThe Beauty That Rises 10 Jun - 10 Jul 2020Lotus: Beauty that Rises from the Mud Growing out of muddy water, the lotus produces flowers that represent purity and clarity, resulting its use as a symbol of Buddha’s wisdom....Read more
Ethereal ClayCeramic works by Shin Fujihira 13 Jun - 21 Jul 2019
The Way of Scent "Koh do"September 14, 2021Incense has been used worldwide for millenniums, not only for its wonderful stimulating smell but also medicinal. Although the notion of scent's ability to heal has been primarily dispelled, incense can set the mood of a space and bring one's mind into another vortex. The combination of scent and beautiful objects is a perfect pair. Learn more about the featured incense burners we currently have. Incense has the power to evoke another place, such as a Japanese dry garden or a temple on top of a lush mountain. Ippodo Gallery...Read more