Believing that failure is the teacher of success, the late Japanese collector Sakamoto Gorō grew from an industry outsider to the founder of the most influential Japanese antiques dealer XXXX. As one of the new generation of Japanese antiques dealer in the post-war era, he collected many rare pieces, many of which can be found in the Tokyo National Museum, Nara National Museum and the British Museum.
Widely known as the Little Napoleon in Europe, Sakamoto Gorō created many sales records in the European market of Chinese ceramics, a market with few Asian faces. In 1972, he bought a Yuan pot in Christie's at a price higher than any other Asian artworks. Since then he has been recognized as one of the most significant dealers in Japan. At the same time, he donated many of his collections to art museums across Asia, and shared his expertise of artwork authentication with the wider society.
This book, written in the form of autobiography, tells about the life story of Sakamoto Gorō and the little known world of antique dealership. The
content include his experience as an apprentice, a second-hand clothes dealer and an antique dealer. This version of Voice That Resonates:
Sakamoto Gorō has revised names of people and places, new notes and corrections. In addition, the book features more photos of the items
collected by the great Japanese dealer.