Genryusai Seiya


Genryusai Seiya was one of the most prominent Japanese bronze artists of the Meiji period. His workshop specialised in export wares of the highest quality, including human genre figures, vases and exotic bronze models of animals.

It was for the naturalistic depiction of exotic animals that he is most celebrated, probably influenced by the opening of the Tokyo Zoological Gardens in 1882. His figures realistically cast and filled with dynamic potential.