Akiyama Komajiro, his works
colored and gold plate with figures and flowers in panels
The composition of panels and also the technique of mori-kin (embarked gold) and shiro-mori (embarked white paint), these were technique peculiar to Meiji kutani. (continued)
colored and gold plate with dancing people
It is a rare design. It is a design only for people who dance in a circle. The people is drawn according to the round shape plate. (continued)
Akiyama Komajiro, his history
born in 1863, unknown year of death
Akiyama Komajiro was born as the second son of Iimori Masamichi, a samurai of the Kaga domain. In 1875, he was educated in the department of porcelain production at the Ishikawa Prefectural Laboratory, studied with the first Suda Seika, and completed it in 1880. In addition, he studied painting and got a job at Fujioka Iwahana-do kiln.
In 1883, he moved to Matsumoto Sahei’s painting factory “Shoun-do”, and in 1888 he became the son-in-law of Sahei’s brother-in-law, Akiyama Heisaku. After that he was the chief of the factory until it closed in 1908.
When “Shoun-do” was taken over by the first Matsumoto Sakichi, who was adopted by Sahei, Akiyama Komajiro became the factory manager and it is said that he himself produced excellent works.