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Masataka Joei Marbles For Sale


Here we go again folks - yet another amazing Japanese artist who pays incredible attention to the details and is creating ASTOUNDING marbles as a result! Masataka's specialty is creating unique finely detailed patterns and then masking those patterns on to marbles and carving them in. He layers the marbles with various glazed colors to highlight his patterns and add to the beauty. The end results are magnificent creations that take hours to study and digest. The marbles allow for interior gazing as well as you peek through the clear negative spaces to see the magnified patterns from the other side. Masa brings us the latest in mind-blowing Japanese creativity and detail, and you will NEEEEED one or more of these in your collection!

If you get a chance to see Masa's tools and techniques in action, you'll be truly amazed. I was not born with the patience or steady hands to create such detailed imagery, but I am glad that people like Masataka were! Each marble is a masterpiece that comes about after many, many hours of painstaking work, where one small slip can mean disaster for the project. We sometimes forget about the glass we never see, those pieces where things go wrong and they never make it to the photography table - but they are always there, adding to the value of those amazing creations that do survive for us to gaze in wide wonder at. I am thankful that Masa is willing to put in the amazing effort to create these works of art for us!

Please click on a gallery to see more images of each marble and to purchase available marbles. I ship worldwide.

#2: Golden Glyphs Size: 2.02 Price: $700
:: #2: "Golden Glyphs" Size: 2.02" Price: $700 ::
#8: Silver Seeker Size: 1.98 Price: $700
:: #8: "Silver Seeker" Size: 1.98" Price: $700  ::
#11: Fujin Raijin Size: 2.40 Price: $1,600
:: #11: "Fujin Raijin" Size: 2.40" Price: $1,600  ::
#13: Love the Life You Live Size: 2.25 Price: $1,000
:: #13: "Love the Life You Live" Size: 2.25" Price: $1,000  ::
#14: Patch Adams Size: 2.32 Price: $900
:: #14: "Patch Adams" Size: 2.32" Price: $900  ::
#15: Makie Size: 2.46 Price: $2,000
:: #15: "Makie" Size: 2.46" Price: $2,000  ::
#24: Goyard Kaleidoscope 1 Size: 1.84 Price: $490
:: #24: "Goyard Kaleidoscope 1" Size: 1.84" Price: $490  ::
#25: Goyard Kaleidoscope 2 Size: 1.84 Price: $490
:: #25: "Goyard Kaleidoscope 2" Size: 1.84" Price: $490  ::
Grin & Bear The Kaleidoscope Size: 1.77 Price: SOLD
:: "Grin & Bear The Kaleidoscope" Size: 1.77" Price: SOLD ::
Love & Peace Size: 1.84 Price: SOLD
:: "Love & Peace" Size: 1.84" Price: SOLD  ::
Inner Urushi Size: 2.01 Price: SOLD
:: "Inner Urushi" Size: 2.01" Price: SOLD ::
Goldfish Kaleidoscope 1 Size: 1.77 Price: SOLD
:: "Goldfish Kaleidoscope 1" Size: 1.77" Price: SOLD ::
Goldfish Kaleidoscope 2 Size: 1.78 Price: SOLD
:: "Goldfish Kaleidoscope 2" Size: 1.78" Price: SOLD ::
The Grateful Kaleidoscope Size: 1.88 Price: SOLD
:: "The Grateful Kaleidoscope" Size: 1.88" Price: SOLD  ::
Origami Kaleidoscope 2 Size: 1.71 Price: SOLD
:: "Origami Kaleidoscope 2" Size: 1.71" Price: SOLD ::
Origami Kaleidoscope 3 Size: 1.72 Price: SOLD
:: "Origami Kaleidoscope 3" Size: 1.72" Price: SOLD  ::
Origami Kaleidoscope1 Size: 1.72 Price: SOLD
:: "Origami Kaleidoscope1" Size: 1.72" Price: SOLD  ::
Sakurakaneyo 2 Size: 2.36 Price: SOLD
:: "Sakurakaneyo 2" Size: 2.36" Price: SOLD  ::
Sakurakaneyo Size: 2.30 Price: SOLD
:: "Sakurakaneyo" Size: 2.30" Price: SOLD ::
Golden Gateway Size: 1.97 Price: SOLD
:: "Golden Gateway" Size: 1.97" Price: SOLD ::
Urushi Tree of Life Size: 2.18 Price: SOLD
:: "Urushi Tree of Life" Size: 2.18" Price: SOLD ::
Mandala Moon and Sun Size: 2.26 Price: SOLD
:: "Mandala Moon and Sun" Size: 2.26" Price: SOLD ::
International Language Size: 2.01 Price: SOLD
:: "International Language" Size: 2.01" Price: SOLD ::
Between Night and Day Size: 2.09 Price: SOLD
:: "Between Night and Day" Size: 2.09" Price: SOLD  ::
Golden Realms  Size: 2.02 Price: SOLD
:: "Golden Realms" Size: 2.02" Price: SOLD  ::