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Kenzan real name: Koremasa Ogata, Original Forename: Iin, Nickname: Kenzan, Gompei, Shinsei, Pseudonyms: Shisui, Shuseido, Reikai, Toinlocked

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Japanese, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1663, in Kyoto Prefecture; died 1743.

Potter, painter.

Kenzan was the brother of Korin Ogata, the great Edo painter (1658-1716), and became known first as a ceramicist. He and Ninsei Nonomura introduced a new form of richly decorated ceramic art, which was very successful in the Genroku period (...

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