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    Kyoto Bisho

    Japan’s pioneer of Baccarat collection

    Kyoto Bisho’s previous president, Yukihiro Imura, founded the company in 1961.  He was a collector of the Kakiemon and Imaemon (names of masters of ceramic works), which had been taken out of Japan.  In the 80s, the second generation owner, Yoshihiro, came across Baccarat glass influenced by “Japonism” while he was working in the Japanese antique business, and started to collect Baccarat works at a time when they were little known.  He even communicated with the foundation member of Baccarat Museum in Paris, France, and deepened his knowledge about Baccarat.  Today, his collection has reached about 800 items, and about 300 are for sale.  Besides Baccarat, Imura also offers Western antiques such as works by Gallé, Dome and Meissen as well as antique and contemporary ceramic works from Bizen (Okayama prefecture) including the famous Kakiemon and Imaemon studios.  There are always about 100 items on display depending on the season.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,May issue,2012

    INFORMATION

    Name Kyoto Bisho
    Address 29 Shimogamo Matsubara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-722-2300
    Hours 10:00-18:30
    Closed Wed.
    Resevation
    URL http://www.kyotobisho.com/
    Recommended The gallery is located in the tranquil area near the Tadasu no Mori Forest, by Shimogamo Jinja Shrine.

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