Osaka Museum of History
Miyoshi Mokusho (1874–1942) worked his entire life as an artisan wood joiner, creating highly detailed wooden chests, boxes and other wares for use in tea houses. Miyoshi was highly regarded as a joiner, but he explored many other art forms, including tea ceremony, writing poetry, and making lacquerware. This exhibition will display a variety of his works, highlighting his many accomplishments in various disciplines. Included are a cigarette tray fashioned from parts of a ship that once traversed the Yodogawa, a wooden, lacquer coated copy of a ceramic crane by renowned potter Nonomura Ninsei, and many of his diagrams of and measurements that document important wooden tea wares of the era.