Shion Tabata (b. 1947) is a virtuoso ceramicist with a deep connection to the antiques of the Edo period. As an antiques dealer at Osaka’s Tanimatsuya Toda Shoten in 1985, Tabata encountered leading works of the period, including the Rinpa style of Ōgata Korin and Ōgata Kenzan, which continues to influence her creative practice. Tabata draws on her deep knowledge of Japanese antiques to revive a variety of classical styles that previously were noticeably missing from the world of contemporary Japanese art.