Pater Gratia Oriental Art

Tokyo 2009

Exhibition Catalogue


Author: Koji, Ohashi  


Title: Ko-Imari in Paris. Enchanting beauty: 350 years of Japanese porcelain exports to Europe / Pari ni saita Ko Imari no hana: Nihon jiki Yōroppa yushutsu 350-shūnen kinen


This exhibition celebrated the 350th anniversary of Japanese porcelain exports to Europe. It was held at the Tōkyō-to Teien Bijutsukan, Kyūshū, Oct. 10-Dec. 23, 2009, the Kyūshū Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan, Apr. 6-June 13, 2010, the MOA Bijutsukan, July 17-Oct. 3, 2010, and at one other location through Jan. 10, 2011.


It showed a thousand of Ko-Imari pieces which were made between 1659 to early 18th century in Japan and exported to Europe, from the collection of Mr. Fumio Usui, who lived in Paris and collected Ko-Imari all across Europe.  


Publisher: Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, Tokyo 2009


Details: Softcover with color illustrations and maps


Pages: 191 pp.


ISBN 10: -


Language: Japanese, with English preface and object list.


Dimensions: 290 mm (11.4 inch) x 210 mm (8.3 inch) x 15 mm (0.6 inch) 


Private copy, not for sale.


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