Plate with design of Kaga farm scene

Artist: Hazama Koichi (Japan, born 1945)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Porcelain with enamels over colorless glaze
H x W x D: 8.6 x 46 x 46 cm (3 3/8 x 18 1/8 x 18 1/8 in)
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Kaga
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Heisei era (1989 - present), Japan, porcelain
Provenance research underway.

According to the artist, "I shaped this plate from local Kutani porcelain clay and used Kutani-style colored enamels to depict a rural landscape of the Kaga region, where I live. The early autumn scene in a farming village incorporates the yellow of ripening rice, the red and black of the farmhouse roofs, and the blues and greens of the trees, distant mountains, and sky. I started with a sketch from nature and aimed for harmony of the enamel colors strengthened by details drawn in black pigment."

Published References
  • America's Smithsonian: Celebrating 150 Years. Washington, 1996. p. 94.
Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art, Japanese Art
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