Konishi Heinai Taiko Kiln "Akira Ishii" 初雪
Width 12.5cm ・Height 8cm ・High platform diameter 6cm
Date of death: December 31, 1980, he was a member of the Council for the Protection of Cultural Properties, died at an acquaintance's house in Kyoto due to sudden heart failure. Born October 6th, 1903 (Meiji 36) was the eldest son of Gin Kawai Matsugin, the chief priest of Manzoji Temple in Ayama-gun, Mie Prefecture. After graduating from Mie Prefectural in Ueno Junior High School, he became an adopted child of Yajukichi Tayama in Ueno City. Graduated in High School at age of 25, entered Tokyo Imperial University, Faculty of Letters, Department of National History, graduated from University he became Assistant National Treasury Investigator in the Ministry of Education Religious Affairs Bureau, engaged in the designation of national treasure survey, became in thre 1945 the National History Editor and National Treasure Investigator. After the end of the war, belonged to the National Museum Research Division and the Cultural Property Protection Committee Art and Crafts Division, and served as the Chief Cultural Property Investigator from the Cultural Property (Writing Department), until the retirement age of 65 years. He made efforts in designated investigations related to handwriting such as sutras and ink. After retiring, he served as a member of the Council for Cultural Properties Advisory Committee, then the Chairman of the Archives Department of the Council for Cultural Properties Conservation Council 1st Special Investigation Committee, Director of Matsunaga Memorial Foundation in Odawara City, Kanagawa, Director of Museum Meiji Village. It was
Although the research on Kabayashi sumi research, which he specializes in, is summarized as a book, he have been written in order to sort and organize other collections such as the Yomei library and the Daitokyu memorial library. In addition, exist a big amount of work involved in researching temple-related ancient documents, sacred texts, all sutras, etc. His history is enormous, as the achievements in the preservation of calligraphy, manuscripts, and ancient documents in Japan are extremely large. In 1973, he was awarded the 3rd Order of Treasure, and in 1980 he was awarded at the 4th place.