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Nigoshide lidded container with overglaze enamel design of flowers and plants Sakaida Kakiemon XII
Sakaida Family Collection

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Deep nigoshide bowl with overglaze enamel design of peonies Sakaida Kakiemon XII
Sakaida Family Collection

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Bowl with blue-and-white and overglaze enamel design of plum blossoms and phoenixes Sakaida Kakiemon XII

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Deep nigoshide bowl with overglaze enamel pattern with spaces for three vignettes Sakaida Kakiemon XII
Kakiemon Kiln Collection

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Chrysanthemum-shaped celadon dishesSakaida Kakiemon XII
Sakaida Family Collection

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Nigoshide vase with overglaze enamel design of a camelliaSakaida Kakiemon XIII

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Nigoshide flower vase with overglaze enamel design of irises and rhythmic pattern Sakaida Kakiemon XIII

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Large nigoshide dish with overglaze enamel design of lantern flowers Sakaida Kakiemon XIII

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Nigoshide plate with overglaze enamel design of a bird and flowers, with bellflowers on the rim Sakaida Kakiemon XIII

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Nigoshide lidded bowl with overglaze enamel twisted floral pattern Sakaida Kakiemon XIII

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Nigoshide lidded bowl with overglaze enamel design of cockscomb flowers Sakaida Kakiemon XIII

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Large nigoshide vase with overglaze enamel design of cherry blossoms Collection of Kakiemon Foundation, Japan

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Nigoshide bowl with overglaze enamel design of wild azaleas Sakaida Kakiemon XIV
Collection of Kakiemon Foundation, Japan

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Nigoshide bowl with overglaze enamel design of flowering mahonia Sakaida Kakiemon XIV
Collection of Kakiemon Foundation, Japan

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Nigoshide plaque-shaped dish with overglaze enamel design of smartweedsSakaida Kakiemon XIV
Collection of Kakiemon Foundation, Japan

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Nigoshide round-shaped lidded bowl with overglaze enamel design of wild azaleas and floral patterns Sakaida Kakiemon XIV
Collection of Kakiemon Foundation, Japan

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Nigoshide mizusashi with overglaze enamel design of a pine tree Sakaida Kakiemon XV
2014

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3. Modern and contemporary periods

As the Edo period came to a close, orders from former clients such as the shogunal families and baronial families stopped, and the operators of the kiln started looking for new directions. At the same time, research into Japanese porcelain by foreign scholars started, and developed at an amazing pace. Along with the higher evaluation of Kakiemon ware occasioned by this attention, the twelfth and thirteenth generation masters worked towards rediscovering the lost art of the nigoshide (milky white) base, with great success. Thereafter, while maintaining the skills and traditions of the golden age of Kakiemon style porcelain, a new world of Kakiemon artistry finely tuned to the contemporary spirit has emerged, respond to the demands of the current age.

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