The decoration of these sweetmeat dishes suggests a traditional design taken from Momoyama period (sixteenth-century) textile patterns. Rosanjin, who worked centuries later, was the most eclectic of the great modern Japanese potters and tried his hand at a wide variety of traditional ceramic styles. Never slavishly imitative, he simply took inspiration from a style and created his own distinctive pieces, like these traditional side dishes for the kaiseki meal in Japan.
Karatsu ware in Mishima style, stoneware
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden
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Nakazato Takashi (Japanese, born 1937). Dish, 20th century. Karatsu ware in Mishima style, stoneware, 1 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (3.8 x 18.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden, 86.271.45. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.271.45_bw.jpg)
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