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Aizome Hanaire (藍染花入)
This is the Arita ware crafted by SHOMURA, Ken (庄村健).
Making the layer of glaze, he finally got a fantastic indigo shade.
Signature on the base may change.
There is the district called Akae-machi along the street passing through Arita-cho.
Here, manual industry business specialized in overglaze were gathered in the Edo era.
Many colored, brilliant ceramics were produced there over a long period of history.
Banko Kiln was established in 1884, and had named from the first generation potter's SHOMURA, Kenkichi.
It stands near the Kakiemon-gama which is one of the most well-known pottery in Japan.
Height : 27.8 cm
Diameter : 14 cm
He is awarded the Medal with Yellow Ribbon for diligence to ceramic art in 2019. We see quite smooth texture from works with special glaze he developed at last.