Rosanjin Kitaoji Shigaraki ware of flower vase
w13.4×h18.0cm 1955 with a signed box
Rosanjin Kitaoji 北大路 魯山人
Born in Kamigamo Kitaoji, Kyoto.
Began his career as a calligrapher in Tokyo.
Wandered around Korea, China, Shiga, Fukui, and Kanazawa. Returned to Kyoto. 1919 Opened his antique shop in Tokyo.
Began 'Bishoku club' (Gourmet's club) which serves his food with his collections. 1925 Began 'Hoshigaoka Saryo'. (Members-only restaurant)
Built 'Hoshigaoka kiln' in Kamakura for producing dishes used in the restaurant. His reputation rose as his works exhibited in department stores and the restaurant.
Started focusing on producing ceramics. 1936 Left the management of the restaurant.
The first exhibition of his new works held at Ginza Kuroda Touen.
The Hoshigaoka kiln was blisk holding about 50 staff around this year.
Evacuation in Ishikawa prefecture. Produced lacquer ware there.
Held a solo exhibition in New York, invited by Rockefeller Foundation. Visited U.S. and Europe.
Declined certification of a living national treasure.
Actively held exhibitions in Tokyo, Kyoto and Nagoya.
Passed away at the age of 77.
Item Number ： #603
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