Kakiemon Ceramics

Toguri Museum of Art

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Sakaida Kakiemon was an Edo period potter based in the town of Arita, Saga Prefecture who invented the colorful ceramic style known as “Kakiemon,” named after the man himself. Based on Chinese porcelain techniques, the early Kakiemon style was recognizable for its distinctive red palate. Sakaida Kakiemon then went on to develop a method in the 1670s whereby vivid colors were applied to the fine white porcelain background body known in Japanese as the “nigoshide.” The 15th generation potter of the Sakaida Kakiemon family made his succession in 2014, around 370 years after the style was first established. This exhibition will display new developments in the Kakiemon style alongside works demonstrating the evolution of traditional techniques. It celebrates the museum’s 30th anniversary.

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from 4月 01, 2017 to 5月 14, 2017

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