Polychrome Painted Porcelains by Three Japanese Living National Treasures ― Imaizumi Imaemon XIII ・ Imaizumi Imaemon XIV ・ Fujimoto Yoshimichi ―
Settai Komura & The Shiseido Design Department ― 100 Years in Komura Settai's Typographical Playground ―
July 12 (Tue) to September 25 (Sun), 2016
The Shiseido Art House was pleased to present an exhibition of the polychrome overglaze painted porcelains (iroe jiki) of three of Japan’s most renowned ceramicists―Imaizumi Imaemon XIII (1926–2001), Imaizumi Imaemon XIV (1962– ), and Fujimoto Yoshimichi (1919–92). All three of these master craftsmen have been recognized as “Living National Treasures” by the Japanese government.
Komura Settai (1887 – 1940) was an artist of broad creativity, his talents extending beyond his specialty of Japanese-style painting to literary illustration, book design, and even theatrical stage settings. He was also one of several designers instrumental in helping to build the early Shiseido Design Department, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.