Thunder child (Raiko)

Sculpture with inscribed box and lid (accompanied by display stand).

Artist: Suzuki Osamu (Japan, 1926-2001)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1985
Porcelain with pale blue (seihakuji) glaze
H x W x D: 30.6 × 20.8 × 4.9 cm (12 1/16 × 8 3/16 × 1 15/16 in)
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Jane and Raphael Bernstein
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Sculpture


Japan, porcelain, Showa era (1926 - 1989)
Provenance research underway.

Sculpture with inscribed box and lid (accompanied by display stand).


Box signed: Osamu; box sealed: Osamu no in


Potter's mark: Su

Published References
  • Deizô o hiraku Suzuki Osamu tôgeiten - Open Images: Exhibition of the Ceramic Work of Suzuki Osamu. Exh. cat. Tokyo, 1985. pl. 131.
  • Joan B. Mirviss. Birds of Dawn: Pioneers of Japan's Sodeisha Ceramic Movement. Exh. cat. New York. p. 54, pl. 25.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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