(Japan 1906 – 1980)
63.5 x 22.5 cm diam.
Yasuhara Kimei based his activities in the government-sponsored annual exhibition. Characterised by their abstract and geometric designs, Yasuhara’s works from the 1930s were noticed by Teshigahara Sofu, the founder of the abstract Sogetsu School of Ikebana (Teshigahara was searching for potters who could make vases suitable for his free-style flower arrangements).
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.270.
Yasuhara Kimei was a seminal figure in the development of the avant-garde ceramic movement in post-war Japan. He exhibited in the important Nitten exhibitions, and at other venues.
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 270 (colour illus.).
Norman Sparnon, Japanese Flower Arrangements, Tokyo, 1960, 144 [illus.].
Norman Sparnon Retrospective, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 23 Jun 1994–10 Jul 1994