The Magic of Japanese Masterpieces: Mount Fuji Plaque in cloisonné by Sousuke Namikawa
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. (This program was broadcast on July 11, 2019.)