Kamide Kizan, his works and history

Kamide Kizan, his works

colored and gold bowl with designs of four seasons

Waka poems are written in gold on the outer surface painted in black, but in order to visually decorate the waka poems, seasonal scenery・・・(continued)・・・


colored and gold fan-shaped plate with bamboo and sparrow

It is a plate with fan surface that expresses auspiciousness in both the shape and the pattern, and probably the painting shows the technique for the creator to elaborate. ・・・(continued)・・・

Kamide Kizan, his history

Kamide Kizan  上出喜山  born in 1842, dead in 1897

Kamide Kisaburo was called the first Kamide Kizan in his later years. He was born in a farmhouse in Sakaedani, Enuma-county, and tended to get sick when he was a child. So, he studied Japanese-style painting from Hori Bunkin and Kojima Shunko together with Takeuchi Ginshu and Asai Ichimo, and started the porcelain painting business in 1870. This is said to be the beginning of the “Kamide” family.

The back name of the first Kamide Kisaburo is often “kutani / Kamide”, and the back name “Kamide Kizan” became to be well known since the third Kamide Kisaburo.