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Ironabeshima Shochikubai Tokudai Kabin (色鍋島松竹梅特大花瓶)
This is a Nabeshima ware vase which Aoki-san has created.
She painted the pine, bamboo and plum design.
Japanese shochikubai-mon, it's said to be a lucky charm.
Traditional style of Imari ware.
Outline : Blue and white, sometsuke dyeing
Pine, Bamboo and Plum : overglaze painting, iroe coloring
The height with more than 30 centimeters.
That's a relatively taller vase than normal one.
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Iro Nabeshima (色鍋島)
- A porcelain vividly colored in red, green, and yellow of Nabeshima ware-
It refers to the skill of making colored porcelain.
Red, green, and yellow , those three colors are mainly used.
Traditional Japanese style geometry design, flowers, historic sites and others.
Colored porcelain made in the Nabeshima kiln is generally called iro-Nabeshima style.
It was Nabeshima-Hanyo which was founded as a directly managed business for Saga-Nabeshima domain.
A wide variety of ceramics are made such as ironabehsima, sometsuke and seiji as a gift to the lord.
In other words, a special works does not concern profitability.
It's said that the baked pottery in Mt. Okawachi were one of the excellent one in the mid-Edo period.
It's still passed down as a hidden treasure even today.
Kosen-gama has a workshop in Okawachi-cho.
Aoki-san also preserves the technique and works hard to make ceramics that's suitable for today's life.
Height : 33.5 cm
Diameter : 26 cm
AOKI received the prize from minister of Economy Trade and Industry as ceramics painter. She paints elegant designs with a flower, especially cherry blossoms.