Until July 31
As a leading ceramist during the Meiji and Taisho years, Miyagawa Kozan is most famous for developing a new technique called taka-ukibori (sculptural relief). These works, which were designed to appeal to Western visitors to Japan, introduced a decorative three-dimensional aspect to Japanese-style pottery, and involved realistic portrayals of animals and birds that appeared to be coming out of the pottery. The technique won worldwide acclaim and Kozan’s style became known as Makuzu-ware.
To commemorate the centennial anniversary of Kozan’s death, The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, has brought together more than 150 pieces for a retrospective that includes not only sculptural vessels, but also works that illustrate his research on glazes.
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka; 1−1−26 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka. Naniwabashi Stn. 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. ¥1,200. Closed Mon. 06-6223-0055; www.moco.or.jp
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