Robert Yellin's Japanese Pottery Blog

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Iizumi ImaemonXIV Tokyo Exhibition

Nabeshima porcelain is without a doubt one of the most regal and important porcelain styles the world has ever known. Started in the early Edo period it was a product only fit for lords and their favored friends. Nabeshima continues on today, for any peasant too who can afford it, and a 14th generation Nabeshima master is Iizumi Imaemon (b.1962, his father the 13th was a Living National Treasure.) The 14th generation Imaemon is bringing a fresh design sense to his works after having studied with Sodeisha founder Suzuki Osamu and then with his father. His first Wako exhibition will be held in Tokyo, Ginza from Nov.5th-12th.


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