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94. Yamamoto Shunkyo (1871-1933) & Eizan (dates unknown)
Aka raku
Wakamatsu, Pine shoots - Hanaire, flower vase
Signed: Shunkyo ga
Seals: Eizan
Technique: crackled akaraku with blue tetsu-e underglaze decoration, Ø 8,5 x 15
Date: Spring 1917
Box: signed by the potter
Condition: very good

Shunkyo was born in Shiga prefecture. He studied painting with Nomura Bunkyo (1854-1911), but after Bunkyo moved to Tokyo in 1885, Shunkyo became a pupil of Mori Kansai (1814-1894). Together with Tsuji Kakô (1870-1931) he worked at Takashimaya department store where they created designs for export textiles. He studied photography and yôga (western-style oil painting). After 1900 he became one of the most successful Nihonga artists in Kyoto and his juku (private school) was as popular as that of Takeuchi Seihô (1864-1942). After his return to Shiga, his house and studio near Lake Biwa were located next-door to the Zezeyaki kiln. In 1919 he helped his neighbour Iwasaki Kenzô to reestablish Kagerôen the kiln for the production of Zezeyaki in Ôtsu.

Reference:
Kyôto 1982
Shiga 1985
Shiga 2000
Berry & Morioka ‘99 pp. 126-127
Conant pp. 330-331
Roberts p. 196

Price:
SOLD