Sasada Yuzan, his works
colored bowl with a phoenix and pattern of chrysanthemum
This bowl looks like ko kutani, which was made in Kutani Village of the former Daishoji clan more than 200 years ago. Designs and patterns are drawn (continued)
a set of three bowls with colored and gold pattern of “sho-chiku-bai”
In Meiji Kutani, a set of three bowls are often seen. At the banquet and the like, three different kinds of foods were served in three bowls, and (continued)
colored and gold cup & saucer with figure of a hundred persons
This work is a gorgeous cup and saucer in Meiji kutani, with a 100 old people elaborately drawn on the egg shell-typed body used for tableware. (continued)
Sasada Yuzan, his history
Sasada Yuzan 笹田 友山
born in 1840, died in 1914
Sasada Yuzan, who studied porcelain painting from a young age, opened a painting factory at the age of 32 in 1872, and received an award at the 1st National Industrial Exhibition held in Tokyo in 1887. Later, in 1878, he closed the factory, and after continuing to create the works at Ijun-sha (painting factory) and Fujioka Iwahana-do kiln, he restarted the painting business.
It is said that works of later years by Yuzan were well decorated with gold, following Shimizu Bizan who developed the technique of mori-kin.
Yuzan had master craftsmen among his disciples such as Takeuchi Ankyu and Hatta Itsuzan.