Makers & Retailers - Ryozan Okamoto

Ryozan Okamoto

Ryozan was born Nakamura Tatsunosuke and was trained by the legendary 10th generation potter Nishimura Zengoro who himself, used the artist’s name “Ryozan”. After Nishimura’s death in 1851, Nakamura Tatsunosuke adopted the name “Okatomo Ryozan” in order to pay tribute to and honour his master. Ryozan went on to become the Head Artist at the Yasuda Company of Kyoto where he confirmed his reputation as one of the great Satsuma artists of the generation.

Close up of a scene on a Japanese Meiji Period Satsuma Vase painted by Okamoto Ryozan for the Yasuda Company

 

Overview of the Japanese Satsuma Koro by Okamoto Ryozan

Overview of a Japanese Meiji Period Satsuma Koro painted by Okamoto Ryozan for the Yasuda Company

Overview of the Japanese Satsuma Vase Painted by Ryozan

Overview of a Japanese Meiji Period Satsuma Vase painted by Okamoto Ryozan with the ‘boys parade’ for the Yasuda Company