Akiyama Komajiro, colored and gold plate with dancing people

explanation of the work

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. It is a rare item that cannot be seen even in the latter half of the Meiji period, but it is unknown what idea it was created from, and it is an interesting design. It seems that the motif is not on painting models, and that the creator of this work picked up what he saw in his daily life.

size ; diameter about 18.8 cm  height about 2.6 cm

Each dancer is in the form of a kimono, wearing a hat or headgear, but probably looks like an entertainer in terms of how to wear the kimono. The pattern of the kimono is fine and this design has something like a genre painting that was a mirror of the times, so this design has novelty.

The appearance of the dancers is so many people, so many minds, but it seems that the dancing people is connected in a circle. It is believed that the creator had his intention to give the design a sense of dynamism.

The back name is written as “kutani / made by Akiyama”. There are also “Akiyama-do” and “Akiyama Komajiro Store”.

creator of the work

About the creator of the work, search for “Akiyama Komajiro, his works and his history”.


reference No. 2011111A
date of exhibition November 22, 2020
price J-yen7800