PROFESSOR RANA MITTER, MAKUZU VASE

On the globalisation of Japan by exporting traditional Japanese objects to Europe

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“I find this piece fascinating because it shows the close connections between China and Japan at a moment when the world was globalizing fast.  The period when Makuzu  was working  was an  exhilarating one for Japan, but also a contradictory one.  The period known as the Meiji Restoration, from 1868 to 1912, saw Japan become perhaps the fastest-modernizing country in the history of the world.  “

 

Makuzu Vase
Thrown Earthenware satsuma jar
EA2008.66
Second Floor | Gallery 36 | Japan from 1850

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