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Kanjiro Kawai: Pots of incredible talent — The Japan Times

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Potter Kawai Kanjiro: Works from the Kawakatsu Collection, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto — until June 2, 2019

— by Matthew Larking: When The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, opened in 1963, it was gifted 45 craft pieces from its Tokyo counterpart. The Takashimaya department store advertising manager, Kenichi Kawakatsu (1892-1979), celebrated the inauguration by bequeathing three pieces by potter Kanjiro Kawai (1890-1966). A museum curator then selected another 415 pieces from Kawakatsu’s Kawai collection, which were donated to the museum and added to with another seven works to fill in gaps in Kawai’s early career…

Image: Kanjiro Kawai’s “Peacock Green Glazed Jar of Human Design” (1923), courtesy of the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

May 14, 2019

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