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Cloisonné Tray with Reed and Wild Goose, Kyomizu Sannenzaka Museum Collection

Namikawa Sōsuke (1847-1910) , photo by Kimura Youichi

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

The three major production sites of cloisonné enamel ware in Japan were, as seen so far, Kyoto, Owari (the origin of wire cloisonné), and Tokyo. In Tokyo the counterpart of Kyoto’s Namikawa was Namikawa Sōsuke, whose works at the Geihinkan at Akasaka is of particular fame. His cloisonné works differed only in that he newly developed the wireless technique, where the silver wire outlines were removed in the final production stage to bring out unique bleeding of colors. Visitors at an exposition who saw his work later revealed that they had thought they were looking at a painting, which anyone would agree.

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  • Title: Cloisonné Tray with Reed and Wild Goose, Kyomizu Sannenzaka Museum Collection
  • Creator: Namikawa Sōsuke (1847-1910) , photo by Kimura Youichi
  • Subject Keywords: Kyoto, shippō, Japan, Kyoto cloisonné, metalwork, reed, wild goose, tray
  • Original Source: Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum
  • Rights: © Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum

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