Manji Inoue

White porcelain dish with yellowish green glaze and engraved design.

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2018
  • H 9.0 / ø 47.0 cm
  • Sold Out

Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2018
Dimensions H 9.0 / ø 47.0 cm
Collection of the Imperial Household Agency
Exhibition The 65th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • White porcelain

    White porcelain is made from a pale clay of pulverized pottery stone coated in a transparent glaze. Porcelain from China’s Song dynasty is especially famous. Japanese production began in the early seventeenth century in Arita on the island of Kyushu. White porcelain is frequently used as a base for overglaze enamels (iro-e) and blue-and-white (sometsuke) ware.

Living National Treasure Manji Inoue

photo Manji Inoue

Master of forming beautiful white porcelain using the potter's wheel, Inoue was designated as Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) in 1995. As a leading white porcelain artist, he aims to make elegant and dignified forms that stand out in the pure white base color with a modern sense.