Japanese Meiji period “aka-e” (red) Kutani porcelain charger decorated in overglaze rust-red and polychrome enamels with gilt highlights featuring three panels containing a landscape, a leafy plant, and the “Hundred Poets” motif. The exterior holds four alternating flowering tree and floral panels. A rust-red “Kutani made” mark is on the base. 13 1/4” diameter. Late 19th century. Heavily potted and in very good overall condition. There is an old gold-colored repair to the rim which appears to have been executed in Japan (see enlargements 7 and 8). This charger is from an old Scottsdale, Arizona collection.