MORIMITSU 盛光, Genryusai SEIYA 源龍斎誠谷

(Japanese, Meiji Era 1868-1912)

Genryusai Seiya was the master craftsman in charge of a workshop which specialized in export wares of the highest quality. Production included human genre figures, vases and exotic bronze models of animals probably influenced by the opening of Tokyo Zoological Gardens in 1882. Made for the export market, late 19th century (middle Meiji period). They also commissioned many skillful artists. We assume Morimitsu was one of the artists engaged in the company.