A nicely decorated bowl from Kyoto area in the style of Ogata Kenzan and carrying a late variation copy of the Kenzan signature on one side. The bowl is decorated in bright overglaze enamels on all sides with stylized figures of five seated lohans (holy men) - there is also one in the center of the inside of the bowl. The base glaze is a fine tan crackle glaze - the foot is unglazed. Excellent condition - no chips, cracks of restorations. The bowl measures 5 3/8" diameter at the shoulder before curling in to the evert rim. It is 2 1/2" high and the base is 2 1/2" diameter - a very nicely proportioned bowl. We date it from the Taisho to early Showa period, circa 1925-1940's.