Inoue Togen is a fictitious name used by the Inoue family company also known as Inoue
Shoten. Inoue Shoten, was first started by Inoue Katsusaku (1842-1909) around 1877.
He modernized an old porcelain cottage industry in the beginning of the Meiji period,
mostly for export to America and Europe. His business was succeeded by his sons, until
the business closed around 1970's.
|Daishoji Imari Some-nishiki Plate
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Kutani Makers & Artists
Suda Yosaburo (1862-1927) also known as Suda Seika studied pottery making in Kyoto
and worked as a painter at the Kutani Toki Company in Yamashiro in 1883. After the
company closed in 1891, he opened his own kiln in 1906. His kiln was continued by his
son, Suda Seika the Second ( Suda Kichiji) ( 1892 - 1971).
Yaguchi Iwakichi ( 1870-1952).
His son, Yaguchi Eijyu II continued his kiln and produced a high quality porcelain ware.
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