Kinrande Style Ko-Imari Ware Exhibition - Brilliant Genroku Era Porcelain

Toguri Museum of Art

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The political and economic foundations of Japan became established following the early Edo Period, powered by the affluent citizens the lavish culture flourished during the Genroku era (1688-1704) and it was at this time that the Classic Kinrande-style Imari Ware was developed. The vivid Kinrande style bowls called Katamono, characterized by abundant use of gold color in addition to red, yellow, green, purple and black on the dyed blue base color, were valued highly by wealthy merchants as prized china. Furthermore from the mid-17th century, Imari-yaki china also became important export goods for Japan. Reflecting European aristocrats’ taste, oversized and splendid vases and jars were produced for interior decoration and exported overseas during the Genroku era.
 This exhibition features two significantly different types of “Kinrande- Style Classic Imari Ware”, reflecting domestic and foreign demands.

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From 2013-04-07 To 2013-06-23

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