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Nakazato Takashi

Asian Art

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.

MEDIUM Karatsu ware in Mishima style, stoneware
DATES 20th Century
DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (3.8 x 18.4 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden
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CAPTION 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
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