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Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Room 36 | Japan from 1850 gallery

Explore the major technical and creative developments in arts and crafts of Japan after 1850 and visit the Ashmolean's tea house.

Japan from 1850 gallery

Makuzu Kōzan

The potter Makuzu Kōzan (1842-1916) came from a family of traditional tea ware makers. In the 1860s Kozan moved to the trading port of Yokohama and set up a workshop producing ceramics for the new Western market.

As you can see from the range of objects shown here, he went on to produce a wide range of ceramics for both Japan and the West. These combined novel Western designs and techniques with traditional Eastern ones.

Kozan's innovative and technically brilliant ceramics won him many prizes at exhibitions at home and abroad.

Satsuma style vase with lotus plants and ducks (EA2008.65) Satsuma style vase with lotus plants and ducks (EA2008.65)   Satsuma style vase with archers and warriors (EA2008.66) Satsuma style vase with archers and warriors (EA2008.66)   Baluster vase with cartouches depicting Mount Fuji, samurai, and chickens (EA1996.132) Baluster vase with cartouches depicting Mount Fuji, samurai, and chickens (EA1996.132)   Baluster vase with a procession of insects (EA1956.667) Baluster vase with a procession of insects (EA1956.667)   Vase with white lilies and birds (EA2007.256) Vase with white lilies and birds (EA2007.256)
Small bulbous vase (EA1956.1853) Small bulbous vase (EA1956.1853)   Baluster vase with stylized chrysanthemums (EA1996.55) Baluster vase with stylized chrysanthemums (EA1996.55)   Bowl with an egret standing on a willow branch (EA2008.9) Bowl with an egret standing on a willow branch (EA2008.9)
Vase depicting a kingfisher sitting on a reed (EA2008.69) Vase depicting a kingfisher sitting on a reed (EA2008.69)   Globular vase with a shrimp (EA1990.1) Globular vase with a shrimp (EA1990.1)   Bowl with pine branch (EA2000.181) Bowl with pine branch (EA2000.181)   Vase with winter landscape (EA2000.47) Vase with winter landscape (EA2000.47)
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