Kanzan Denshichi Kiln

Kanzan Denshichi ( 1824 - 1890) also as known as Kato Kanzan , he was born in Seto,
Owari Region, now in the Aichi prefecture in the late Edo period. At the end of the Edo
period, he was forced out of work from a Koto-yaki kiln run by the lord of Hikone, left for
Kyoto to start his own porcelain factory in 1862.  Denshichi learned a Western enameling
method on porcelain from Gottfried von Wagner.
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Kyo-yaki is a Kyoto ware, either pottery or porcelain produced in Kyoto. A name, Kyo-yaki
can be translated as Kyoto pottery ware and also known as Kiyomizu-yaki.
Although Kyo-yaki is famous for its beautiful pottery appreciated by the high society of
emperors, noble men & upper samurai class during the Edo period, a production of
porcelain did not start until much later, sometime around 1804 -1818 by Okuda Eisen &
other potters.  Kyo-yaki porcelain is appreciated for its exquisite refined taste of wahu, pure
Japanese decorative style.
Asami Gorosuke Family Kiln
Sometsuke Shonzui Plate   1930 - 1960  
It is signed to base, Gorosuke-saku,
Iroe Tsubame-mon Vase
1870 - 1889     No.106