- Born: 1890
- Died: 1966
- Japanese: 河井寛次郎 (Kawai Kanjirou)
Kawai Kanjirô was a notable ceramics artist of the 20th century and prominent member of the mingei (folk crafts) movement.
Kanjirô traveled with fellow mingei artist Hamada Shôji in Korea in 1936-1937 collecting pieces for the collection of the newly-established Japan Folk Crafts Museum. The two then traveled for several weeks in 1938-1939 with Yanagi Sôetsu and others in Okinawa for similar purposes.