Founded in 1880, Riseido is an art gallery with bases in Osaka and Tokyo specializing in Oriental art.
The gallery has featured a number of cultural assets that have been distributed to art museums and collectors both in Japan and from abroad for many years. Please come visit our recently opened gallery and surround yourself with masterpieces!

Open:AM11:00~PM6:00 Closed Sunday

History

1880
Tamitsuchi Murakami (first-generation owner) becomes a dealer of green tea in Hirano-machi, Higashi-ku (Chuo-ku), Osaka. Murakami operated under the trade name of "Shunchodo."
1918
Tamijiro Murakami, the second-generation owner, married the daughter of the head clerk at Mitsukoshi (formerly Echigoya). He began an art trading company in Higashi-ku (Chuo-ku), Osaka.
For the next 23 years, exhibitions were held every year in Mitsukoshi stores in Tokyo and Osaka.
1925
Tamijiro’s brother-in-law, Toshio Fujiwara, became a clerk at "Shunchodo."
1930
After Toshio’s sudden death, his eldest son, Katsumi, became a clerk.
1941
After Tamijiro’s sudden death, Toshio’s second son, Toshikazu Fujiwara, took over "Shunchodo" as the third-generation owner and renamed it "Riseido."
The name was derived from the Risei-shu (Plum Blue Collection) by Shirakaba-ha poet Rigen Kinoshita. It means a plum that has not yet ripened.
Toshio's eldest son: Katsumi Fujiwara,
            Second son: Toshikazu Fujiwara,
               Third son: Hiroshi Fujiwara
The three siblings ran the business together.
1959
After Toshikazu's sudden death, Toshio's third son, Hiroshi, became the fourth-generation owner.
1985
Hiroshi's eldest son, Toshiya, became the fifth-generation owner.
2001~
Toshiya Fujiwara joins the Art Piece Evaluation Committee for the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka.
2004~
Toshiya Fujiwara earns Patron Privileges of The Metroporitan Museum of Art New York.
2014
Reorganization under the name RISEIDO ART GALLERY, K.K.
2015
Construction of RISEIDO ART GALLERY, the new office building, is completed (in September)
New office
Main entrance to new office
1F Exhibition Room
2F Business Meeting Room
3F Seminar Room

Exhibitions

1918-41
Oriental ceramics exhibitions held every year at Mitsukoshi stores in Osaka and Tokyo.
1953
"Oriental Ceramics Masterpiece Exhibition," Osaka.
1990
"Oriental Ceramics Masterpiece Exhibition," 57th Street, Madison Avenue, New York.
2000
"Traditional Japanese and Korean Ceramics Art Exhibition," Embassy of Japan.
2015
"Oriental Ceramics Masterpiece Exhibition I," RISEIDO ART GALLERY.
2016
"Oriental Ceramics Masterpiece Exhibition II," RISEIDO ART GALLERY.



Museum Donation Pieces

October 2003
The Metropolitan Museum of Art “The Punch’ong bowl ”
May 2004
The British Museum “The Punch’ong bowl ”
June2004
The Smithsonian National Museum  “The Koryo maebyong ”
December 2008
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka  “The White porcelain dish ”