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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 : 26 cm
Diameter : 15.2 cm
He is awarded the Medal with Yellow Ribbon by being recognized for contribution to the ceramic art group. Based on the Arita ware tradition, he made the layers of glaze softer and brighter.