Explore the major technical and creative developments in arts and crafts of Japan after 1850 and visit the Ashmolean's tea house.
The potter Makuzu Kōzan (1842-1916) came from a family of traditional tea ware makers. In the 1860s Kozan moved to the trading port of Yokohama and set up a workshop producing ceramics for the new Western market.
As you can see from the range of objects shown here, he went on to produce a wide range of ceramics for both Japan and the West. These combined novel Western designs and techniques with traditional Eastern ones.
Kozan's innovative and technically brilliant ceramics won him many prizes at exhibitions at home and abroad.