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  • Place of origin:

    Tokyo (possibly, made)
    Arita (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1930-1931 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tomimoto, Kenkichi, born 1886 - died 1963 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 142, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Gallery, case 19

Physical description

Shallow circular dish painted in shades of cobalt blue with a country scene in the vicinity of Ando village, near Nara, the place of Tomimoto's birth.

Place of Origin

Tokyo (possibly, made)
Arita (possibly, made)


1930-1931 (made)


Tomimoto, Kenkichi, born 1886 - died 1963 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

Maker's mark on base in ? underglaze cobalt blue


Diameter: 33.6 cm, Height: 4.1 cm

Descriptive line

Plate, porcelain with landscape decoration in cobalt blue, made by Tomimoto Kenkichi (1886-1963), Japan (Tamagawa), 1931

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

See biogref
Exhibition of Stoneware Pottery and Porcelain by Kenkichi Tomimoto (of Tokyo) and Bernard Leach. London: Beaux Arts Gallery, 1931. cat. no. 71, p.5.

Production Note

Biographical reference: Hamada Shoji 'Gendai no togei' Vol 17 (1977), p. 104 (NAL JK 17)




Blue and white; Glazed

Subjects depicted



Studio Pottery; Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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