Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Kenzan Collection at The Miho Museum

The Miho Museum has a wonderful collection of Ogata Kenzan's work. It was not on display when I visited but these scans of postcards of the square plate with the 'Peony' design and the decorated 'Mukozuke' dishes may give an idea of the quality of the collection. The museum published a book "Appetising Beauty - Kenzan and Seasonal Dishes" which won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the "Best Photography in the World" in 2005. It is still available from the Museum shop and, if your interest is in Kenzan, photography, or Japanese cooking, then you should buy a copy.

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