, originally , and also known by the pseudonym
Shisui, was a Japanese potter
, a younger brother of Ogata Korin
. He was born in Kyoto
in a rich marchant family and died in Edo
). He had learned after the famous potter NONOMURA NINNSEI and made his own kiln. Since in 1712 a nobleman patronized his kiln, he moved his kiln to east area of Kyoto. He was one of the greatest ceramicists
of the Tokugawa
era. In 1713, He moved to Edo.
Bernard Leach, the famous studio potter, wrote a book about Ogata Kenzan in 1966 entitled Kenzan and his Tradition, published by Faber & Faber in London.