• Image of Study for a portrait of Rosanjin
  • Image of Study for a portrait of Rosanjin

Rosanjin Kitaoji (1883-1959), ceramicist and restaurateur, and collector. After the 1923 Tokyo earthquake destroyed a large part of his ceramics collection, he started making pottery to replace it. He ran a Tokyo restaurant serving food on his collection of traditional ceramics. Rosanjin, his chosen pseudonym, means ‘foolish mountain man’.

Part of the ongoing series ‘Shrine’, in homage to artistic ancestors.

Stoneware tablet with oxides and glazed highlights
2014
Edition: Unique work
13,9 x 19,7 x 0,7 cm