Okumura Shozan (1841-1905) (Scroll down for more information.)
According to Captain Frank Brinkley, Okumura Shozan started producing ceramics in 1864. His art name was Shozan, and he was especially skilled at recreating the works of artists such as Ninsei and Kenzan. A cup made by Shozan used to be exhibited in a museum of antiquities in Tokyo as a genuine production of Nonomura Ninsei, until Shozan admitted he was the artist.
Shozan is a true "studio artist". Except for grinding and mixing of the clay, Brinkley has stated that every process of the manufacture was performed by Shozan himself within his own house.
Height: 10.25 Inches (26 cm)
Width: 6 Inches
Age: Meiji (1870 to 1905)
Mark: Impressed "Shozan"