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37.1 Katô Eizô (1906-1972) and produced at the kiln of the Ginza Matsuya department store
Modern Nihonga
EIKÔ, Glory, a ‘gakuzara’, a framed dish to commemorate the 8th Asian Racing Conference in Tokyo, March 1969
Signed: Ka Katô
Technique: blue and white uki-botan sometsuke, porcelain in brown velvet and a wooden frame Ø 26.2 x 2.5 (frame 34.6 × 34.6 x 4.8)
Date: March 1969
Condition: The frame somewhat aged, otherwise fine

Label on reverse: title “GLORY”, A production entrusted to Japanese master painter Mr. Eizo Kato in commemoration of the 8th A.R.C. in Tokyo.
Kinsei, Carefully produced by 銀座松屋謹製 Ginza Matsuya kinsei

The Asian Racing Conferences are organised by members of the Asian Racing Federation (ARF), the main regional body for thoroughbred [horse] racing in Asia, Australasia, the Arabian Peninsula and South Africa.

Eizō was born in Gifu's Mizono-chō, son of a lacquerware merchant. He graduated from Gifu Commercial High School in 1923. In 1926, he went to the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and studied Nihonga for five years. After his graduation, he participated in several exhibitions. Many of his works were destroyed in the Gifu air raids of July 9 1945. In1991, the Eizō & Tōichi Katō Memorial Art Museum was opened in Gifu. Katō Tōichi (1916-1996) was Eizō’s younger brother.

Aburai p. 110-11

Ginza Matsuya, founded in 1869, is one of the leading department stores in Tokyo.

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