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Kyoto Ware Potters of the Late Edo Period: Okuda Eisen and His Pupils

Kyoto Ware Potters of the Late Edo Period: Okuda Eisen and His Pupils / Honkan Room T2   February 6, 2018 (Tue) - April 22, 2018 (Sun)

  
Bevel-edged Footed Tray, Flying phoenix design in overglaze enamel, Attributed to Okuda Eisen, Edo period, 18th-19th century (Important Art Object, Gift of Mr. Okochi Masatoshi)

This exhibition sheds light on Okuda Eisen (1753–1811), a renowned potter of Kyoto ware who was active in the late Edo period, and his pupils. In an attempt to meet the demands of the time, during which the custom of drinking leaf tea was becoming popular and Chinese art and culture was highly admired, Eisen, for the first time in Japan, fired porcelain in Kyoto. Eisen’s pupils – Aoki Mokubei, Kinkodo Kisuke, and Nin’nami Dohachi – contributed to the founding and expansion of local kilns beyond Kyoto, in various feudal domains where they were invited to provide guidance.

Visitors are invited to view ceramic works by these prominent, Kyoto-based potters as well as those created at the associated local kilns.
 

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Bevel-edged Footed Tray, Flying phoenix design in overglaze enamel, Attributed to Okuda Eisen, Edo period, 18th-19th century (Important Art Object, Gift of Mr. Okochi Masatoshi)
Tiered Box with Handle, Dragon and wave design in underglaze blue, By Aoki Mokubei, Edo period, 19th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Kasagi Toru)
Tea Caddies, By Aoki Mokubei and others, Edo period, 19th century
Brazier for Boiling Water, Figure design in overglaze enamel on unglazed clay, By Kinkodo Kisuke, Edo period, 19th century
Lobed Bowl, Cherry blossom and maple tree design in overglaze enamel,By Nin'nami Dohachi, Edo period, 19th century