Bakumatsu, End of Edo - Meiji
IMARI
Koransha & Fukagawa Porcelain Company
Koransha

Koransha was started by the 8th Fukagawa Eizaemon  (1832-1889), Fukaumi Suminosuke &
his brother Takeji, Tsuji Katsuzo and Tezuka Kamenosuke in Meiji 8th ( 1875 ) to produce mostly
export porcelain ware to Europe & America. In 1879, Fukaumi and other members left the
company and Koransha was reestablished by Eizaemon. After his death in 1889, his oldest son,
Yotaro succeeded the company while his second son,  Fukagawa Chuji started Fukagawa
Porcelain Company.  
Koransha Plate    1880 - 1890
Fukagawa Seiji ( Fukagawa Porcelain Company )
Fukagawa Seiji company was founded by Fukagawa Chuji ( 1871-1934 ) who was
the second oldest  son of Fukagawa Eizaemon. The company exported a porcelain
ware to Europe and America highly prized through the world fairs.
Fukagawa Plate marked Fukagawa-sei  
1900 - 1920