L:Bowl with Design of Camellias｜Kitaoji Rosanjin R:Clay Applied Unconventional Vase｜Kawai Kanjiro
Angel Taking a Nap｜Hayashi Yoshio
Ceramics Hall / Pictures for Children
Kawai Kanjiro is known as both a great potter and poet from the Yasugi area of Shimane Prefecture.
Contributing mainly to the beauty of foods and their preparation, Kitaoji Rosanjin showed tremendous versatility and created a comprehensive world op beauty with his works of calligraphy, seal carving, painting, lacquerware, ceramics, and metal works.
Adachi Museum of Art houses numerous masterpieces by Kanjiro and Rosanjin; more than 200 of Kanjiro’s and approximately 250 of Rosanjin’s. They range from their early to late periods.
In this exhibition hall, which was completed in 1988, about 50 of the works are on display, with different works displayed in each seasonal exhibition.
This corner displays pictures for children by painters who were popular among boys and girls from the Taisho to the Showa Era. The painters flourished in magazines for children, such as Kodomo-No-Kuni (World of Children) and “Kinder Book,” published at that time.