Poetic Japanese Pottery: An interpretation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu 1984 Mitsuya Niiyama ~ uta-garuta ~ Japan ~ Classical Ceramics


Title: Poetic Japanese Pottery: An interpretation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu

Author: Mitsuya Niiyama, Marie Myerscough

Description: Lavender cloth boards with silver lettering. Inscribed on ffep, plus a flier tipped-in on following page with handwritten note in Japanese laid in; these inscriptions may be the author's. Else, pages are clean. Dust jacket lightly rubbed; in a clear archival sleeve. Illustrated with photographs (sixteen in color). Approximately [125] pages. 20.5 x 18 cm.

One hundred ceramic pieces created by the Japanese ceramicist Mitsuya Niiyama (b. 1922). These pieces are interpretations of the poems of the Hyakunin Isshu, a collection of one hundred poems (waka) composed between the 8th and 13th century. In the 17th century, these poems were developed into a popular poem-recognition card game which is still popular in Japan today and typically played on the New Year.

Photographs of all one hundred pieces, sixteen in color. Introduction by Mitsuya Niiyama and Marie Myerscough. Includes a biographical and artistic sketch of Mitsuya Niiyama and a list of his exhibitions and demonstrations for the years 1968-1984.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: Shufunotomo Co.
Place: Tokyo
Year: 1984

Keywords: Hyakunin Isshu, classical Japanese poetry, poetry, waka, Japan, culture, uta-garuta,

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