Manji Inoue

White porcelain melon shaped jar.

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2020
  • H 35.0 x W 34.0 x D 34.0 cm
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I made this piece to resemble a gourd.

Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2020
Dimensions H 35.0 x W 34.0 x D 34.0 cm
Exhibition The 67th 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.