13m 56s

Mount Fuji Plaque in cloisonné by Sousuke Namikawa

The Magic of Japanese Masterpieces

Broadcast on March 12, 2020 Available until March 31, 2029

We feature a 19th century cloisonné picture of Mount Fuji. A cloisonné is made by attaching enamel, a kind of glass, to a metal base using heat. The piece was made by Sousuke Namikawa, one of Japan’s most renowned cloisonné craftsmen, for exhibition at the 1893 World Expo. The work, with the picture of Mt. Fuji emerging from the clouds, looks like a painting. It conveys one of Japan’s most ardent wishes of those times.

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