Imaizumi Imaemon XIII
- Born: 1926
- Died: 2001
Imaizumi Imaemon XIII was a porcelain artist from Arita in Saga prefecture. He was the successor to Imaizumi Imaemon XII (1897-1975), who was named a "holder of Intangible Cultural Properties" in 1952. Imaemon XIII was himself named a Living National Treasure in 1989.
The inheritor of a long tradition of Arita wares, Imaizumi also innovated, adapting the traditional fukizumi technique of creating splatter designs in cobalt blue into his own signature usuzumi technique, employing a brown uranium oxide pigment.
He was succeeded by his second son, who became Imaizumi Imaemon XIV. Born in 1963, Imaemon XIV is a graduate of Musashino Art University.
- Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan, University of Washington Press (2007), 17.
- Uchiyama Takeo, "The Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition: Its History and Spirit," Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere (ed.), Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan, University of Washington Press (2007), 26-27.